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Activists rally for health care

Less than an hour after the legislature convened, backers of an all-inclusive health care system gathered on the Capitol steps to plead their case.

With white signs that read “Insure Idaho!” about 150 Idahoans rallied
over rising health and prescription drug costs, the increasing burden on
small business owners and the plight of the uninsured.

“Insurance is a necessity, not a luxury,” activist Jesus Torres told the crowd.

The rally kicked off what backers described as a new community alliance for affordable health care that will push for “transparency, integrity and accountability.”

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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