HELENA — While the debate rages over whether Montana should expand Medicaid to cover low-income adults, a dramatic expansion of Medicaid and a related government health plan has already happened — to cover children.
The 2013 Legislature heard the pleas from Montana health care providers who had gone for several years without increases in Medicaid rates, despite increases in actual costs of care.
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is sponsoring the 16th annual Diabetes Professional Conference on Oct. 17-18 at the Crowne Plaza in Billings. This year's theme is "‘Full Spectrum Diabetes Care."
A Billings mother says a 4-year-old state-run program aimed at helping autistic children has been an “unbelievable blessing” to her family and her son who was once considered nonverbal.
Kannin Wald looks over his school lunch menu with his father, Matt.
Kannin Wald writes on a calendar in his bedroom after getting home from Alkali Creek Elementary School on Monday. Kannin enjoys calendars and remembering people's birthdays.
Kannin Wald uses an iPad at his home to look at a calendar after school on Monday.
Kannin Wald works on an alphabet exercise with Stephany Kessler, his rehab aide, at his home in Billings on Monday.
Kannin Wald sits on the floor of his home after getting home from Alkali Creek Elementary School on Monday.
Anna Whiting Sorrell has been named director of the Billings Area Indian Health Service.
Montana has a high prevalence of binge drinking, a high rate of children in poverty and a high rate of occupational fatalities, making it less healthy than it was a year ago.
Montana’s 5-year-old suicide prevention program and its coordinator are under scrutiny from critics who question the program's effectiveness in reducing the state’s suicide rate. They want the state Legislature to review the program.
HELENA - A former attorney with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is suing that agency, charging that she was illegally fired — in part, she suggests, for protesting that other DPHHS employees were smoking in front of the agency’s building.
Andrew Western, 8, plays with his brother Nathan, 13, at a playground near their home in Bozeman.
Andrew Western, 8, plays with his parents, Greg and Pam, at a playground near their home in Bozeman.
Andrew Western, 8, pauses for a moment as he plays at the playground with his siblings Nathan, 13, Emma, 6, and Owen, 3, near their home in Bozeman. Andrew was surrendered at the Bozeman Fire Department in August 2003. Greg and Pam Western of Bozeman adopted him.
Andrew Western, 8, plays with his brother, Nathan, 13, in a park near their home in Bozeman.
A Skyview High School wrestler was caught in school this month — one day before the state wrestling tournament — with a $4.55 can of Copenhagen. The penalty resulting from the ill-conceived decision was priceless.
Two area health agencies will split $1.1 million in grant money over the next four years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve essential public health services in communities across the region.