health care

Health Care

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.

Budget Cuts Devastate Health and Human Services

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...

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Montana Families Rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program: CHIP Facts

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...

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House and Senate GOP Health Bills Endanger Healthy Montana Kids Program

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Rural Montana Hit Harder Under Senate Health Care Plan

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Rural Montana Hit Harder Under House-Passed Health Care Plan

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Indian Country Suicide Prevention: A Critical Investment for Our Communities

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142,000 Montanans Face Uncertainty of Health Coverage With Threat of ACA Repeal

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Medicaid Expansion in Indian Country: Effective Strategies for Outreach and Enrollment

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New Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Numbers

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What is Next for 70,000 Montanans? Next Steps on Medicaid Expansion

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Medicaid Expansion is Part of the Solution to the Mental Health Crisis

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Healthy Montana Plan: Frequently Asked Questions

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Impacts of Medicaid Expansion by Legislative District

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Uncompensated Care: A Drag on Montana’s Economy

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Montana Loses Millions Each Day By Not Expanding Medicaid

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Medicaid Expansion Waivers: Providing Options, Protecting Montanans

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Expanding Health Coverage: Talking Points for Advocates

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Medicaid Expansion: A Critical Move for Montana

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Medicaid Expansion: A Good Deal for Indian Country

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Montana Physicians Have the Capacity to Implement Medicaid Expansion

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Medicaid is Good Insurance

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Chambers of Commerce on Medicaid Expansion: In Their Own Words

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Medicaid Expansion: A Good Deal for Montana

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Medicaid Expansion Would Benefit Montana Veterans

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Healthy Montanans Build a Healthy Economy

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What Health Reform Means for Montana

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New Census Data Shows 175,621 Montanans without Health Insurance Coverage in 2008

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Montana Budget & Policy Center

Shaping policy for a stronger Montana.

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.