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Medicaid rallies set Sat. across the state

Seventeen rallies will be held across the state Saturday to "tell legislators why Medicaid matters," with families and businesses gathering to discuss the impact of proposed cuts to the program on people with disabilities, their families, businesses and communities. The rallies will include on on the Idaho state Capitol steps at noon; other locations include the Nampa Civic Center; Moscow's Friendship Square; the Emmett City Band Shell; the Cassia County Courthouse; and Driggs City Hall. Click here for a link to the full list of all the rallies. A budget target adopted by JFAC on Friday potentially sets Medicaid up for an additional $9.8 million in state funding cuts next year, on top of the governor's recommendation for $25.2 million in cuts; each dollar cut in state funding for Medicaid means losing three in federal matching funds.

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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