SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Legislative Summit

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Registration is now open for the Partnership for Montana’s Future and Montana Budget and Policy Center’s 2nd Legislative Summit. There is no cost to attend. The summit will be at the Gateway Center, 1710 National Ave, Helena, Mt 59601. WHAT’S AT THE SUMMIT? Day 1 – Taking a Seat at the Table: Strategies for Leaders from Indian Country Leaders from Indian Country will come together to discuss tactics and strategies that are effective for making progressive policy a reality for American Indians in Montana.

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

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.

Latest reports

December 22, 2014
Each year, Montana’s health care providers – including doctors, nurse practitioners, and hospitals – treat thousands of low-income people who can’t pay for their care because they can’t afford health insurance.
December 17, 2014
Through the state budget, we as Montanans identify, prioritize, and fund the public services we all rely on for our safety, prosperity, and stability.
November 11, 2014
Montana has the opportunity to invest in quality, public pre-Kindergarten and strengthen Montana’s children and families, our communities, and the state’s economy.

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