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Typo sends Medicaid calls to woman in Montana


Jefferson City, MO – A woman in Montana who books concerts for a folk singer has been getting hundreds of calls from Missourians worried about losing Medicaid.

That's because a notice that the state sent out to Medicaid recipients had a typo.

The letters went to 339,000 people to tell them about cuts to the health care program about to take effect.

But the 800-number was off by one, which connected people to Sharon Rivera of Columbia Falls, Montana.

The state will reimburse Rivera for the calls, but officials also have to decide whether to spend the money to send out new letters with the correct number.


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