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E.J. Dionne: Democrats tout new health care benefits, not Obamacare

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.”

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SBA Official: 'Obamacare' won't kill jobs

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.

June 12, 2014 5:07 pmLoading…
Montana enrollment surges as insurance deadline nears

Montana enrollment surges as insurance deadline nears

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.

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Missing binder at youth ranch prompts efforts to strengthen confidentiality

Missing binder at youth ranch prompts efforts to strengthen confidentiality

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.

March 17, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

Health care law ballot proposal cleared for signature-gathering

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.

March 10, 2014 3:28 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Too much campaign rhetoric on repealing ACA

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…

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Americans will be healthier with Jan. 1 insurance reforms

As we wish our friends and family a happy, healthy New Year, these words have renewed meaning in 2014.

December 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Dysfunctional IRS will grow with new health care law

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.

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Sen. Baucus sees 'train wreck' for health law rollout

Sen. Baucus sees 'train wreck' for health law rollout

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.

April 17, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…
Changes in store: Businesses learning to cope with new health care law

Changes in store: Businesses learning to cope with new health care law

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.

March 01, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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UW poll shows disapproval of 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.

November 25, 2012 12:28 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montanans deserve better protection from federal health mandates

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.”

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Wyoming delegation vows health care repeal effort

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.

June 28, 2012 11:07 amLoading…

Health care law helps 12,000 young Montanans get, keep health coverage

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.

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Guest opinion: Health law safeguards Medicare benefits

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.

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Reporter's Notebook: Supreme Court eagerly wades into health care reform case

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.

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Wyoming's public officials react to health care law

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.

November 14, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne: What Romney's travails say about state of GOP

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,…

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Democrats stand with Obama on health care; GOP pounces

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.

April 14, 2011 5:26 pmLoading…

Wyoming Legislature targets federal health law

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature have passed bills intended to block implementation of the federal health care reform law.

February 01, 2011 2:09 pmLoading…

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