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

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