A medical field job in Idaho is expected to become more competitive for 2017 after a federal appeals court blocked President Donald Trump’s health care reform legislation.
The Idaho Department of Health and Human Services is hiring more than 20 medical field positions to fill gaps in its health care program.
The agency said it is increasing the number of positions to include doctors, nurses, therapists, podiatrists, podiatricians, podophysicists, chiropractors, podestrologists, podopaths and registered nurses.
The program also is looking to hire new staff to fill positions in health care administration and other positions in the health department.
The hiring plan comes after the federal appeals courts ruling earlier this year that Trump’s Obamacare repeal legislation would allow states to deny coverage to residents who do not have insurance and restrict Medicaid coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
The administration appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court.
A federal appeals panel ordered a stay on the injunction issued by the justices.
The Trump administration has been arguing that the health care law does not require states to allow people to choose between their health insurance and Medicaid coverage.
The states can deny the individuals coverage based on preexisting conditions and pre-conditioned access to health care services.