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Affordable Care Act Loopholes May Hurt Montanans

The federal health exchanges in Montana open up on October 1. The new exchanges will force many businesses to decide what type of health insurance to provide for their employees, or if they will continue to provide any health insurance at all.

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Ravalli County Decides to Refuse Title X Grant Money, Commissioner Suzy Foss Explains Why She Voted Against the Funds

Ravalli County has become the first county in Montana to turn down a Title X Family Planning Grant. When Title X became law in 1970, it was designed to prevent unwanted pregnancies and provide counseling and preventive health services. However, a majority of commissioners in Ravalli today, September 20, decided that the Title X funds weren't worth their vote.

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Do You Have Weak Red Blood Cells? Are You Anemic?

This past spring I was totally nuts for ice. I would eat cup after cup of ice, chewing, crunching and annoying everyone around me. I couldn’t help it. I just craved ice and I couldn’t get enough. I didn’t think this was particularly strange. I just thought that I had developed a habit, a bad habit at that. However, when I went in for my yearly check-up, I was surprised to find that my iron levels were very low and craving ice was a symptom of anemia.

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New Test Show if Students Are Fat

In some states public schools have initiated an annual student weigh-in. The students’ body mass indexes are measured and the reports is sent home letting the parents know if the parents and student should be concerned about the child’s weight.

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Free Breast Cancer Screening Opportunity Available to Missoulians

Advanced Imaging in Missoula has started taking applications for free digital mammography screenings to test for breast cancer.

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Missoula School Lunch Program Serves Healthy Foods Kids Like [AUDIO]

The challenge? Serve 6,500 meals a day to kids ranging in age from kindergarten through 12th grade, and those meals must that include foods that kids will not only eat, but enjoy eating. It's a challenge Stacy Rossmiller and her staff tackle every weekday throughout the school year.

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Montana Weighs In as One of the Least Obese States in America

A new survey reveals that obesity rates in Montana are lower than all but 44 other states. Communication Manager for The Trust For America’s Health, Albert Lang, says Montana fits into a general trend discovered by the survey...

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Planned Parenthood of Montana Receives $295,000 to Edcucate Public About Affordable Care Act Options

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Planned Parenthood and two other groups have been awarded federal grants to help uninsured Montanans sign up for subsidized, private coverage under the health-care overhaul law.

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Missoula and Other Montana Cities Receive Grants to Lead Customers to Affordable Care Act Exchanges

Today, July 9,, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that Montana would be receiving nearly $1.5 million dollars worth of grant money for enlisting people into the affordable care acts new insurance exchanges.

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Medicare Scam Returns to Montana, Tricks at Least One Citizen into Giving Banking Information

An old medicare scam has resurfaced in Montana and has already begun to do some damage.

"We are receiving several calls that beneficiaries in Montana are receiving unsolicited phone calls from people who are reporting to be with some agency," said Montana Senior Medicare Patrol Program Manager for Missoula Aging Services Renee Labrie-Shanks...

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