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.

The Next Steps for Medicaid Expansion

April 23, 2015 The Montana Budget and Policy Center is celebrating this week, as legislators on both sides of the aisle worked together to pass Medicaid expansion in both the House and Senate. After passing third reading in the Senate on Saturday morning, the Montana HELP Act is on its way to the Governor’s desk, where he is expected to sign the bill into law.

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April 24, 2017
Maybe it’s our relative isolation and inability to easily access sufficient mental and behavior healthcare. Or maybe it’s the elevation or the sigma we often associate with depression. Whatever the reason, Montana has had one of the highest suicide rates in the country for almost forty years.