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Idaho counties mull halting indigent medical payments

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho counties are debating whether to quit paying the hospital bills of some indigent patients in the wake of President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Currently, Idaho's 44 counties pay the first $11,000 of an indigent person's medical bills. The state pays the rest, with the total annual price tag now between $50 million and $60 million. The Lewiston Tribune reported last...

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