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Stimulus program cuts Mont. Share of Medicaid costs

 

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A new stimulus program will allow Montana to keep $8.7 million that it normally would have had to reimburse the federal government for prescription drug coverage for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Health department director Anna Whiting Sorrell said the extra funding is "wonderful news" and will be considered as the Schweitzer administration decides where to cut state funding to balance the budget. Gov. Brian Schweitzer is expected to decide next month whether to enact just over $40 million in spending cuts, including a recommended $17 million in cuts in the Departm...



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