Dr. Jon Griffin’s Story: A Physician’s Perspective

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This week, we want to share with you a Montana physician’s perspective on how Medicaid expansion would benefit his patients, his business, and the health of our state and our communities.

Montana Loses Millions Each Day By Not Expanding Medicaid

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Montana is missing out on millions of dollars every day, in addition to thousands of jobs, by not expanding the state’s Medicaid program so more Montanans can gain health coverage.
On January 1, 2014, the federal government made funds available to states that choose to expand their Medicaid programs. Because Montana’s legislature has so far refused to accept the federal funds and extend Medicaid coverage to as many as 70,000 low-income individuals, Montana has been losing as much as $1.84 million of federal funds every day.

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Our Economy: The economic benefits of pre-Kindergarten

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Investing now in kids and families will strengthen Montana’s children and families, our communities, and the state’s economy. Quality, public pre-K helps parents work, reduces education costs, increases future earnings of participants, and reduces the state’s spending on corrections.  
Montana is currently one of only eight states not investing in its youngest learners.

Michele’s Story: A Woman Caught in the Coverage Gap

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Medicaid expansion would provide up to 70,000 Montanans with affordable health care coverage. Watch this new video from MBPC to listen to Michele’s story and hear how expanding Medicaid would benefit her.

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September 9, 2014

Investing now in kids and families will strengthen Montana’s children and families, our communities, and the state’s economy. Quality, public pre-K helps parents work, reduces education costs, increases future earnings of participants, and reduces the state’s spending on corrections.  

July 8, 2014

State funding for pre-Kindergarten is an opportunity to strengthen our state’s economy and help Montana’s hard working families.
The cost of high-quality child care is a significant obstacle for many working families.

June 9, 2014

Initiative 172 (I-172) is a fiscally irresponsible ballot measure that will benefit one out-of-state corporation, take money away from our schools and universities, and raise property taxes for Montana homeowners and small businesses. 

 

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