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.

Montana Families Rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program: CHIP Facts

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October 2, 2017 The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides vital coverage for thousands of Montana’s children. Federal funding, however, expired at the end of September 2017, jeopardizing financial stability for families and for the state. Montana cannot afford to provide coverage to CHIP families without continued federal funding, and Montana families cannot afford to lose their children’s health insurance.

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October 17, 2017
At the end of September, Congress allowed funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) to expire. While Montana has funds to keep the program running for the next few months, the state is expected to run out of federal funds in early 2018.