Ensuring Montana citizens have affordable, accessible health care is critical to our state’s economy. When individuals, especially those with low-incomes, can get the health care they need, they can afford food and other basic necessities, build job skills and find work, and have a better quality of life. With this goal in mind, we analyze state and federal health care policies and proposals in addition to researching spending and related policies and highlighting areas where greater public investment is critical.
In 2015, Montana passed the bipartisan HELP Act providing access to Medicaid for adults living on incomes below 138% of the federal poverty line (for a single individual with annual income below...Read more
As of September 2018, 19,542 Montanans within the central region have enrolled in Medicaid expansion. Medicaid expansion has been beneficial to the central region of Montana by creating jobs and...Read more
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.