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Medicaid's 50th Anniversary!

In case you didn’t know, today is Medicaid’s 50th Birthday. On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a new public insurance...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Medicare vs. Medicaid

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Medicaid and Medicare. (Don’t worry we are doing a special blog to celebrate.) Both are...

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There are efforts to improve TANF at the federal level, but is it enough?

About a week ago, we did our Wonky Word Wednesday on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF. We mentioned that there has been some activity...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: The Official Poverty Measure

Ever wonder how many people are unable to pay for basic necessities like food, clothing and utilities? Ever asked how rates of poverty have changed...

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Office of American Indian Health: A demonstration of a genuine state-tribal partnership

We are all familiar with the notion of health inequity and disparities. This isn’t new information as the issue has been on the radar for a very...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: TANF

Wonky Word Wednesdays loves to focus on acronyms. Last week we did OTO, and this week we are going to give you one that has been in the news recently...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: OTO

Tomorrow, MBPC will release a report on the legislative successes and missed opportunities for Indian Country. But before we do that, we thought it...

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Montana releases health care waiver plan

This morning, the state of Montana released its draft plan to expand health care coverage under the recently-passed HELP Act. For a refresher on the...

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