Ensuring Montana citizens have affordable, accessible health care is critical to our state’s economy. When individuals, especially those with low-incomes, can get the health care they need, they can afford food and other basic necessities, build job skills and find work, and have a better quality of life. With this goal in mind, we analyze state and federal health care policies and proposals in addition to researching spending and related policies and highlighting areas where greater public investment is critical.
Medicaid expansion is critical for improving American Indian health and health care delivery systems in Indian Country and is a good deal for Montana. As a result of the expansion, 15,495 eligible...Read more
In 2015, Montana passed the bipartisan HELP Act providing access to Medicaid for adults living on incomes below 138% of the federal poverty line (for a single individual with annual income below...Read more
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.