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Jonathan Gruber

Jonathan Gruber

November 18, 2014 12:00 am

Bullock on Medicaid: 'More or less a new way, than any other state has taken'

HELENA — As promised, Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday unveiled his plan to make another run at asking the Legislature to accept millions in federal dollars to provide health coverage for 70,000 low-income Montanans.

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With much less fanfare, insurance marketplace kicks off second year

With much less fanfare, insurance marketplace kicks off second year

HELENA — With little fanfare, the second year of buying subsidized health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace kicked off Saturday in Montana — and consumers have just one month to get a policy that will take effect Jan. 1.

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Resources for consumers buying health insurance on the marketplace

HELENA — Starting this weekend, individuals can shop online for health insurance through the federal marketplace, and possibly get subsides to help pay for their policy.

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Wyoming residents have insurance opportunity

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming residents have a three-month window starting Saturday to buy insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Supreme Court examines health insurance subsidies

HELENA — Federal subsidies that reduce the cost of health insurance purchased on the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Montana could be torpedoed by the U.S. Supreme Court next year.

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State unveils revamped health insurance website

State unveils revamped health insurance website

HELENA — Just in time for open enrollment, the state Insurance Commissioner's office has unveiled a retooled website to help Montanans navigate health insurance options.

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Veterans' issues topic of Friday panel in Sheridan

A panel of experts will discuss issues facing today’s veterans at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1809 Sugarland Drive, in Sheridan, Wyo.

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Wyoming Medicare costs expected to drop

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Federal officials say Wyoming residents on Medicare are expected to pay $1.5 million less than expected for health care in 2015 under the Affordable Care Act.

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Wyoming gets $605K grant to fight chronic diseases

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming will receive a $605,000 federal grant this fiscal year to strengthen the state's program for fighting chronic diseases.

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Feds again funding 'navigators' to encourage signups for subsidized health insurance

Feds again funding 'navigators' to encourage signups for subsidized health insurance

HELENA — The federal government is again funding “navigators” in Montana to help the uninsured buy private, subsidized health coverage this fall — with a new emphasis on Native American consumers.

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Sessions teach newly insured how to use health care

Sessions teach newly insured how to use health care

For the estimated 30,000 Montanans who earlier this year acquired health insurance for the first time, learning how to use that coverage is a crucial next step.

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RiverStone sets free info sessions on health insurance

More than 30,000 Montanans who didn’t have insurance at the start of this year, are now covered by health insurance. RiverStone Health is offering free, hourlong sessions to help newly insured individuals who may be confused by insurance jargon or by their healthcare choices. 

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Bullock administration enacts hefty 2015 rate increases for state employee health plan

HELENA — The Bullock administration has approved rate increases of 15 percent to 27 percent and lower benefits for the 2015 state employee health plan, which covers 16,000 state employees and retirees.

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Home-health employers seek exemption to Obamacare regulations

HELENA — Next year, all large employers will be required to offer health insurance to their workers — and for health care firms that rely on government funding to provide services to the poor, that mandate poses a special problem.

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Wyoming insurance companies refunding customers under ACA rule

Wyoming consumers are receiving more than $1.4 million in health insurance refunds with a new rule of the Affordable Care Act.

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Hobby Lobby ruling sparks protest in Billings over contraceptives

Hobby Lobby ruling sparks protest in Billings over contraceptives

On Tuesday, people lined the sidewalks of North 27th Street, expressing their frustration over a recent Supreme Court decision that extended religious freedoms to some corporations.

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'Woodwork effect' of Obamacare adds 6,000 people to Medicaid in Montana

'Woodwork effect' of Obamacare adds 6,000 people to Medicaid in Montana

HELENA — Montana is one of two dozen states that hasn’t expanded Medicaid as part of the federal health care overhaul — but it’s still added a higher-than-expected number of folks to this program that pays medical bills for the poor.

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Auditor’s office: Net increase of 30,000 Montanans with health insurance

Auditor’s office: Net increase of 30,000 Montanans with health insurance

HELENA — Since the launch of the federal government’s online health insurance “marketplace” in Montana last October, a net 30,000 Montanans have gained new health coverage, the state auditor’s office said Tuesday. 

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Gazette opinion: Health care reform thrives close to home

Gazette opinion: Health care reform thrives close to home

A dozen new doctors ceremoniously donned white coats when Billings Clinic launched Montana’s first internal medicine residency last week.

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