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Chanting protesters disrupt House, calling for action on health care; ISP escorts them out of gallery

 (The Spokesman-Review / Betsy Z. Russell)
(The Spokesman-Review / Betsy Z. Russell)

A group of chanting protesters just disrupted this morning’s House session, standing in the House’s fourth-floor public gallery, holding small signs saying, “SHAME,” and chanting, “Save Our Plan, Save Our Lives, Shame, Shame, Shame.” The protesters want the state to address Idaho’s health coverage gap; HB 464, the governor’s “Idaho Health Care Plan” bill, is on the House’s 2nd Reading Calendar today, and could come up for a vote as soon as this morning. When the protesters rose and began chanting, House Speaker Scott Bedke banged his gavel, and Idaho State Police officers escorted the chanting protesters out of the gallery.

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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