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Wonky Word: Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)

The debate continues around the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and now the Senate’s effort to craft a similar bill that will...

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Wonky Word: Essential Health Benefits 

During recent weeks, you have probably heard the term Essential Health Benefits repeatedly as Congress continue efforts to repeal and replace the...

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SNAP Improves Outcomes for Montana’s Kids

 The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) helps Montana families put food on the table and make ends meet....

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Myth Busting: What is really at stake with Medicaid and AHCA

Last week there were two articles quoting Senator Daines on health care and the continued effort in the Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable...

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Mother's Day: What Moms need is health care

We hope moms and moms-to-be around the state had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Because we love our moms and we are a female-led organization, our team...

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Wonky Word: Healthy Montana Kids & CHIP

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and today is National School Nurse Day. So we thought today would be a great day to recap CHIP and the...

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The New House Health Care Plan Makes a Bad Bill Even Worse

While Montana still is without a congressional representative, the House is poised to vote on a bill tomorrow, which could result in 259,000 Montanans...

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Indian Country Suicide Prevention Receives Attention and Investment

Maybe it’s our relative isolation and inability to easily access sufficient mental and behavior healthcare. Or maybe it’s the elevation or the...

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MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.