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 November 2017, the legislative special session resulted in approximately $120.7 million in state general fund cuts to agencies. These are on top of cuts that were taken during the regular session...Read more
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides vital coverage for thousands of Montana’s children. Federal funding, however, expired at the end of September 2017, jeopardizing financial...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.