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Disabled Idahoans appeal cuts

More than 100 disabled Idahoans and their caregivers, who say state budget cuts could force them out of certified family home care and into costlier institutions, gathered at the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare yesterday to press appeals over the cuts; a hearing officer likely will rule in July on whether the appeals should proceed administratively or go to federal court. The cuts, ordered last year in the Aid for the Aged, Blind and Disabled cash-assistance program, affected 2,000 people, 1,400 of whom lost coverage for their living expenses altogether and another 600 of whom had their payments reduced. Click below for a full report from AP reporter Rebecca Boone.

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

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