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St. Patrick Hospital Moves to Save $5 Million by March 2014 [DOCUMENT]

St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula is working to save over $5 million between now and March 2014 through program restructuring and targeted staff reductions, according to a prepared statement.

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Montana Insurance Commissioner Derides President’s New Policy to Revive Old Plans

In order not to trample over his "if you like your plan, you can keep it" promise, President Obama announced Thursday, November 14, that insurance plans that had been cancelled due to new regulations, could now be revived if insurance companies wish to do so.

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Max Baucus Questions if Healthcare.gov Should be Shutdown Until Fixed

Today, November 6, the Senate finance committee had its chance to interrogate Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in order to find out why the roll-out of Healthcare.gov has had so many problems and what can be done to fix it.

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Baucus Describes Affordable Care Act as “Humpty Dumpty,” Prepares to Question Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

This coming week, The Senate Finance Committee chaired by Montana Senator Max Baucus will hold a hearing with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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St. Patrick Hospital CEO – The Coming Healthcare Recession [AUDIO]

St. Patrick Hospital is Missoula's largest healthcare facility, employing over 1,400 people and nearly 300 doctors, but Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fee said on Thursday, October 31, that big changes are coming to his hospital, and hundreds more across the country.

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Obama Taps Economic Aide to Work on Website Fixes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's longtime economic adviser, Jeffrey Zients, is being brought in to work on issues with the health care website.

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Why Obamacare Must be Allowed to Fail [AUDIO]

I'm finally beginning to understand the furor over the new health insurance act known as "Obamacare," especially from health insurance companies.

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State Insurance Official Calls Healthcare.gov “Disappointing” – “Frustrating” [AUDIO]

When Montanans encounter trouble accessing the new health insurance marketplace via the website www.healthcare.gov, they call the State of Montana Commissioner of Insurance for help.

 

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Health Insurance Exchange Website Not Working for Many Montanans

The Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) health insurance exchanges have been up since Monday, October 1, but few, if any, Montanans have actually been able to use the system.

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Area Hospitals Look to Future of Healthcare in Western Montana [AUDIO]

Healthcare administrators from around Western Montana met at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula on Thursday, September 19 to discuss the future of their industry in rapidly changing times.

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