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State Insurance Commissioner Endorses Initiative to Expand Medicaid in Montana [AUDIO]

Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica J. Lindeen has formally thrown her support behind an effort to expand the Montana Medicaid program.

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Former Newspaperman Chosen to Fill Term for House District 97 in Missoula [AUDIO]

After a 25 year career in publishing and running a newspaper, as well as being a successful software developer, Todd Mowbray of Missoula has been selected by the Missoula County Commissioners to fill the unexpired term of Nancy Wilson, in House District 97.

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Shockingly High Number of Montana Children on Medicaid

The Medicaid program in Montana has experienced rapid growth over the past 10 years. Senior Fiscal Analyst for Montana Legislative Services Lois Steinbeck has been working to chart the growth in medicaid since 2002 and has found some startling results.

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Montana Ranks Number 28 Nationally in Child and Family Well-Being [AUDIO]

The annual Kids Count survey, conducted by the University of Montana Business and Economic research, shows that Montana ranks number 28 nationally in child and family well-being.

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Montana State Senator Says Citizen’s Initiative to Expand Medicaid Will Be Little More Than a Beauty Show

During the 2013 session, the Montana Legislature decided not to expand Medicaid. However, some Montanan's are advocating that Medicaid Expansion be pushed through in the next election through a Citizen's Initiative. State Senator Fred Thomas says that A citizen's initiative would be little more than a beauty pageant.

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Kathleen Sebelius
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Affordable Care Act Implementation Money Flows to 17 Montana Health Centers

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces that $1,474,935 worth of federal dollars would be pouring into Montana.

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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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Montana Medicaid Expansion Fails on Accidental Vote

Gov. Steve Bullock says he will apply whatever pressure he can to resurrect a plan to use federal money to help the working poor buy insurance.

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Montana Democrats United in Support of Medicaid Expansion

Today, February 15, Montana House and Senate Democrats came together in support of House Bill 458, a bill that, if passed, would expand Medicaid coverage in Montana.

One of the biggest questions surrounding the bill, is whether o

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Report Says Medicaid Expansion Would Create 5,300 Jobs Next Year

A new report says that expansion of Medicaid largely paid for with federal money would boost Montana's economy.

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