Each year, over 150,000 Montanans struggle to provide health insurance coverage for their families. For thousands more, the cost of health insurance is making it harder and harder to meet their families’ other basic needs.
The health reform package recently passed by Congress may not solve all of our health care system’s underlying problems, but it will bring coverage to thousands of Montana families who had been living without access to affordable health care, at relatively low cost to the state of Montana.
This edition of the State of Working Montana explains how health reform will improve access to care in Montana. While we do not cover every provision included in the bill, we have kept a sharp focus on how the bill improves affordability of insurance and access to coverage for the uninsured.
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.