Health Care Reform
The Affordable Care Act is working and the evidence continues to mount.
No one disputes Wyoming could save millions of dollars by expanding Medicaid to roughly 17,000 uninsured residents.
Offering perspective on today's issues
CASPER, Wyo. -- Steven Brill, author of a groundbreaking Time magazine article that examined why American health care is so expensive, will headline a three-day consumer issues conference at the University of Wyoming.
HELENA — Gov.-elect Steve Bullock on Friday proposed some changes to outgoing Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s earlier budget recommendations, but retained the proposed expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for poor and disabled people.
CASPER, Wyo. — Even as federal health care reform takes hold in Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead continues to pursue his own health agenda, which promotes electronic records and physician practices focused on value over volume.
CASPER, Wyo. — President Barack Obama’s re-election clears the way for the Affordable Care Act’s implementation in Wyoming, but state leaders must still decide how much they’ll comply with the federal health reform law.
In the political campaigns of 2012, health care reform is mostly a series of sound bites, charges and counter charges about which party’s plan hurts Americans.
HELENA — National health officials Tuesday said two provisions in the federal health reform law have saved consumers $2.1 billion in health insurance premiums within the last year.
HELENA — The proposed 2013 federal health, labor and education spending plan released Tuesday by Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., covers scores of programs and agencies. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights in the proposal, which is before Rehberg’s appropriations subcommittee for a vot…
HELENA — U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg on Tuesday unveiled his proposed spending plan for federal health, labor and education programs for fiscal 2013 — a plan immediately slammed by Democrats as unacceptable and “extremely partisan.”
HELENA — Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., joined the U.S. House Republican majority Wednesday in voting to repeal the 2010 federal health-reform law – although the vote was largely symbolic.
Speculation about the likely death of “Obamacare” has raged ever since the Supreme Court heard three intense days of legal arguments in March. The pundits have crowed about how the individual mandate is the Achilles’ heel of President Obama’s health-care law.
In 1933, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the very first farm bill, formally called the Agricultural Adjustment Act, he told the nation that “an unprecedented condition calls for the trial of new means to rescue agriculture.” That legislation, passed as the country struggled to em…
HELENA — Religious groups and their supporters Friday protested the federal mandate that health insurance policies cover birth control and related services for women, saying the mandate violates their religious freedom.
Told to make his best pitch for funding the nation’s Community Health Centers, John Felton, CEO of RiverStone Health, wasted no time.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming's two major health care projects are either on hold or have been discontinued.
HELENA — The fledgling Montana Health Cooperative on Tuesday became one of the first co-ops in the nation to win a federal loan, which will provide $58 million toward setting up the new, member-owned health insurer for Montana individuals and businesses.
Jason Barker took over as president and CEO of St. Vincent Healthcare in January 2011 and wasted no time improving health care in the region.
HELENA — Montana's federally funded health insurance "high-risk pool" for the hard-to-insure will blow through its initially allocated $16 million this year and needs another $6 million to $7 million to cover its 2012 costs, officials said Tuesday.