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Obama Administration Raises Medicaid Expansion Concerns

The Obama administration says they have concerns about provisions in Montana's new law to expand Medicaid, but they are willing to work with the state to overcome them.

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Governor Steve Bullock Signs Help Act Into Law – Still Need Approval From Center For Medicaid Services

Today Governor Steve Bullock signed the Help Act into law at Capitol Rotunda. The measure will expand health coverage to Montanans who fall into the Medicaid coverage gap and need low cost insurance.

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MCPS High School Expansion and Senate Bill 107 Fail in House, Apostle Relieved

Missoula County School District One Superintendent Alex Apostle breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday, after Senate Bill 107 failed on a 48-52 vote in the House.

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Medicaid Expansion One Vote Away from Governor Steve Bullock’s Signature

Senators have endorsed a House amendment to a bill expanding Medicaid eligibility to about 70,000 low-income Montanans, putting it one vote away from the governor's signature.

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Lawmakers Consider Second Bill to Fully Expand Medicaid

A Senate panel is considering a proposal to expand Medicaid to about 70,000 low-income Montanans, this time with a focus on reducing the number of people in poverty.

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California Pushes to Expand Immigrant Health Care

President Barack Obama's executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has galvanized Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates in California to push for expanding health coverage.

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Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Asks For Public Comment on Wildlife Expansion Proposal

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public review and comment on its proposal to acquire 158 acres adjacent to the Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area west of Alberton in Mineral County.

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Lawmakers, Governor’s Staff Meet on Medicaid

Gov. Steve Bullock's staff has been discussing Medicaid expansion options with some legislators and health care and business representatives.

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Senate OKs Bill to Expand Child Care, Boost Safety

The Senate has passed legislation to require child care providers who care for children from low-income families through a government voucher program to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR, and get other training.

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Special Session, Citizen’s Initiative Considered to Expand Medicaid

Even though medicaid expansion failed in the Montana legislature, some advocacy groups are planning to get the legislation passed by using other means.

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