Health Care

Ensuring Montana citizens have affordable, accessible health care is critical to our state’s economy. When individuals have health care coverage, they will be healthier over their lifetime. Montana has the opportunity to accept federal funds so that 70,000 people can receive health insurance. By expanding Medicaid, Montana can bring jobs to our state and support workers, improving our economy overall. Learn more about why Medicaid Expansion is a good deal, not only for low and middle income Montanans who need health care, but for our state as a whole.

House and Senate GOP Health Bills Endanger Healthy Montana Kids Program

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July 18, 2017 Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) provides vital health care coverage to more than one in three children in Montana. HMK, which includes both children’s Medicaid and the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), not only improves the health of children, it also has lifelong impacts on recipients’ physical and financial well-being. The Senate GOP proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), would cut Medicaid by nearly $800 billion over ten years.

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July 18, 2017
Today, we released a new comprehensive report on the importance of Medicaid for access to health services for Montana children. Roughly half (51%) of Medicaid enrollees in Montana are children, and any effort to cap and cut Medicaid will most certainly impact access to affordable health care for children in the state.