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Whatever happened to CHIP expansion? It succeeded – but is really the Medicaid expansion

Whatever happened to CHIP expansion? It succeeded – but is really the Medicaid expansion

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.

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Gazette opinion: State must stop growing gap in elder care payment

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.

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DPHHS to sponsor 16th annual Montana Diabetes Conference

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."

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Medicaid-funded Children's Autism Waiver program deemed 'incredibly successful'

Medicaid-funded Children's Autism Waiver program deemed 'incredibly successful'

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.

February 27, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Father-son time

Father-son time

Kannin Wald looks over his school lunch menu with his father, Matt.

February 25, 2013 4:14 pmLoading…
Down time

Down time

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.

February 25, 2013 4:08 pmLoading…
Loves his iPad

Loves his iPad

Kannin Wald uses an iPad at his home to look at a calendar after school on Monday.

February 25, 2013 4:11 pmLoading…
Learning his ABCs

Learning his ABCs

Kannin Wald works on an alphabet exercise with Stephany Kessler, his rehab aide, at his home in Billings on Monday.

February 25, 2013 4:03 pmLoading…
What a day!

What a day!

Kannin Wald sits on the floor of his home after getting home from Alkali Creek Elementary School on Monday.

February 25, 2013 3:57 pmLoading…
Anna Whiting Sorrell tapped for IHS post

Anna Whiting Sorrell tapped for IHS post

Anna Whiting Sorrell has been named director of the Billings Area Indian Health Service.

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Montana ranks as 29th healthiest state, down three spots from 2011

Montana ranks as 29th healthiest state, down three spots from 2011

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.

December 26, 2012 9:45 pmLoading…
Montana's suicide prevention coordinator, program under scrutiny

Montana's suicide prevention coordinator, program under scrutiny

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.

December 06, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Karl Rosston

Karl Rosston

Rosston

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Public health lawyer sues over dismissal

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.

June 28, 2012 2:27 pmLoading…
Playground antics

Playground antics

Andrew Western, 8, plays with his brother Nathan, 13, at a playground near their home in Bozeman.

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Playtime

Playtime

Andrew Western, 8, plays with his parents, Greg and Pam, at a playground near their home in Bozeman.

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Andrew Western

Andrew Western

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.

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Brotherly love

Brotherly love

Andrew Western, 8, plays with his brother, Nathan, 13, in a park near their home in Bozeman.

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Youth find creative ways to fuel cravings for nicotine

Youth find creative ways to fuel cravings for nicotine

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.

February 27, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Montana's public health system receives $500K boost

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.

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