Pre-Kindergarten: An Investment in Montana’s Future

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Early childhood is a crucial time of learning and growth for children. Montana is one of only ten states with no state-funded pre-kindergarten system. Studies have shown that investing in pre-k is one of the most effective investments a state can make, with significant benefits for children and the state’s fiscal health.

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.

Video: Montana Can’t Wait for Medicaid Expansion

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Be sure to watch this new video from the Partnership for Montana’s Future, explaining how Medicaid Expansion would benefit Montana.

2013 State-Tribal Legislative Impacts

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In 2012, Montana Budget & Policy Center launched a collaborative project to improve access to information on how budget and policy decisions impact Montana’s Native Americans.  State and federal budgets both play a significant role in relieving poverty and building economic opportunity in Indian Country and have a significant impact on the lives of American Indians living both on and off reservations in Montana.  

Latest reports

April 17, 2014

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.

January 31, 2014

Too many jobless workers are falling through the cracks and not receiving the support needed to sustain themselves and their families.

January 21, 2014

Be sure to watch this new video from the Partnership for Montana’s Future, explaining how Medicaid Expansion would benefit Montana.

 

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