One of the new terms Montanans will become familiar with in the coming months is "navigators." Navigators are individuals and organizations that help guide those with questions about how to access and utilize the new Obamacare health exchanges.
In the words of Montana's Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen, "Love it or hate it, Obamacare is the law, and Montanans have a lot of questions. I didn't write the law, but as Montana's Insurance Commissioner, I want to make sure all Montanans have the information they need…
The Wednesday edition of the Washington Examiner featured a story about a survey done by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce saying 74% of small businesses would have to cut jobs and hours due to the Affordable Care Act.
Earlier this week, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox approved the merger of Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Health Care Service Corporation. In conjunction with the merger, Fox announced on Friday the formation of the Montana Healthcare Foundation.
Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen praised the passage earlier this week of Senate Bill 84, that promotes lower health care costs through the "Patient-Centered Medical Homes" model.