That's because of a step-down in how much the federal government reimburses the state. Numbers from the state
For perspective, it takes roughly
No one will say if that spells the end of
"To move quickly on a proposal that is really half-baked isn't in the best interest for Montanans, nor is it in the best interest (for the) country," he said.
But House Minority Leader
Rural hospitals are critical to the survival of small communities, said
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"Pick my hometown or any other small town. You take that hospital out and that town's going to be gone. It's a simple fact people have to live close to their health care, and the older they get, the closer they have to get. If that hospital is gone, they'll have to move to
While that's true, critics of the plan say many churn through
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