Health Care Law
WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.”
New federal health insurance laws won’t be the job killers that critics fear, a U.S. Small Business Administration official said Thursday in Billings.
HELENA — A surge of Montanans scrambling to sign up for health insurance reached its peak with Monday's deadline, and insurers said that rush could be enough to meet federal officials' original goal of 31,000 people enrolled through the nation's health care overhaul law.
The discovery earlier this year that a binder full of client information had been lost or destroyed in 2013 has prompted the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch to intensify efforts to ensure that such information stays safe by strengthening confidentiality practices and enhancing education efforts.
HELENA — The Montana Secretary of State's office has approved for signature-gathering a proposed ballot initiative that would bar Montana from funding or enforcing the nation's health care law.
Up to 1,400 Yellowstone County residents have been on a waiting list for help choosing a private insurance plan in a new federal health program. Billings hospitals are deluged with patient requests for help with the new program. The program website is distinctly unfriendly. Choices are compl…
As we wish our friends and family a happy, healthy New Year, these words have renewed meaning in 2014.
Americans are justifiably outraged that the IRS has chosen to play favorites for political reasons. Citizens will be even more troubled when they learn how involved the agency will soon be in their health care choices.
WASHINGTON — A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama's health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck" because of bumbling implementation.
When Pat and John Newbury head to a Las Vegas for a meeting of McDonald’s franchisees later this month, they expect to spend at least a half day in meetings, hoping to learn how they must change their business in order to comply with the new federal health care law.
LARAMIE, Wyo. - A University of Wyoming poll shows that a strong majority of residents continue to disapprove of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Lost in the media free-for-all after last month’s Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama’s health care law was an important line from Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion that should stand out to all Montanans concerned about the future of our state: “It is a gun to the head.”
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead is being guarded about what will happen in Wyoming now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the federal health care law.
Some 12,000 young adults in Montana are covered by their parents’ medical insurance policies because of a provision in the 2010 health care law, according to figures compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Nearly 170,000 Montana seniors and 8,000 Montana military retirees rely on Medicare. Many more are paying into the program for this earned benefit, so it’s important that all Montanans understand the facts.
WASHINGTON -- As I stepped off the Washington, D.C., Metro on Monday morning three blocks from the U.S. Supreme Court, the first person I see is holding a hand-written sign, screaming at me and anyone else who would listen.
CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to review the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March was welcomed Monday by Wyoming's elected officials.
STRATHAM, N.H. — The bales of hay were stacked strategically in the hope that they’d make it into the television screen. The sturdy white barn nearby provided an image worthy of a Christmas card, the symbol of a solid, calm, industrious and confident country. The slogan behind the candidate,…
WASHINGTON - Tough re-election campaigns looming, a handful of moderate Senate Democrats voted on Thursday to keep the money flowing to President Barack Obama's health care law despite increasing public opposition to the year-old overhaul.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature have passed bills intended to block implementation of the federal health care reform law.