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Mon., June 20, 2011, 2:10 p.m.

State suspends payments to hospitals

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is suspending payments to hospitals this week due to a budget crunch, the Twin Falls Times-News reported over the weekend; you can read their full story here. The suspension, which just puts off paying bills that still must be paid, comes because of a surge in Medicaid patients, the department says – one that wasn't anticipated in this year's budget.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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