“Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not destroy them." “The tax credits are among the Act’s key reforms, involving billions of dollars in spending each year and affecting the price of health insurance for millions of people. Whether those credits are available on Federal Exchanges is thus a question of deep ‘economic and political significance’ that is central to this statutory scheme…” “The combination of no tax credits and an ineffective coverage requirement could well push a State’s individual insurance market into a death spiral.”"Now we need to turn our attention back to finishing the Medicaid expansion process in Montana,” said O’Loughlin. “We still have 70,000 Montanans waiting for affordable health insurance.” The Montana Budget and Policy Center (MBPC) is a nonprofit organization providing in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues. Our core focus is publishing credible, timely, and easy-to-understand reports on the fiscal policies that most impact low and moderate income Montanans. Our research and analysis then informs public policy, the media and the broader public. To learn more about MBPC, visit our website www.mbadmin.jaunt.cloud. Here is a printable version of the statement.
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.