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Gazette opinion: Dental residency will help fill gaps in care

RiverStone Health has achieved an unprecedented success in efforts to bolster Montana’s health care workforce. The Community Health Center is training dentists and just graduated its first resident — the first dental resident trained in Montana.

August 12, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Community Health Center slated to open in Hardin this fall

HARDIN — A new Community Health Center, fueled by a $604,000 federal grant, is scheduled to open in this community of 3,500 as soon as October.

June 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Montana adults see access to health care decrease over past decade

Montana adults see access to health care decrease over past decade

The ability of adults to obtain basic health care services in the United States has declined in nearly every state over the past decade, even for those who have health insurance -- and Montana is no exception, according to a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

May 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Health centers get multimillion-dollar federal grants to expand services

HELENA — Three Montana community health centers won multimillion-dollar federal grants on Tuesday, enabling them to launch major expansions of medical services that serve thousands of people in Helena, Missoula and Havre.

May 01, 2012 12:11 pmLoading…

Panel begins examining state health clinic bids

HELENA — A panel of state and union officials Monday began a weeklong “scoring” of the six proposals from private health care contractors to set up and operate a low-cost health clinic in Helena for state employees.

April 16, 2012 5:31 pmLoading…

David Ignatius: Supreme Court can't stop health care revolution

WASHINGTON — Listening to the lawyers talking nonstop last week about health care gave me a headache, so I decided to consult one of the nation’s top doctors. He offered a real-world diagnosis of what’s happening in health care — and a reminder of how much it’s changing, regardless of what t…

April 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Affordable Care Act draws support, opposition on second anniversary

Affordable Care Act draws support, opposition on second anniversary

President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care reform is now 2 years old and the topic remains as polarizing today as it was when he signed the law.

March 24, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Tester introduces legislation to improve health care for rural veterans

Tester introduces legislation to improve health care for rural veterans

More than 100,000 veterans call Montana home, many of them living in remote parts of the state where accessing quality health care is a challenge.

October 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana care changing to keep people healthier

The new health care reform laws and a struggling economy present some unique challenges for all of us. Nonetheless, the uncertainty we are facing in Montana and throughout America presents us with an opportunity to improve our health care system and the manner in which we all access quality …

September 18, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Health centers deliver better care for less money

The federal government last month announced a three-year $45 million Medicare pilot program to determine how well the “patient-centered medical home” lowers cost and improves quality of patient care. The pilot is supposed to involve 500 teams of health care professionals nationwide and up to…

July 03, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

Health center, UW prepare for separation

Casper’s Community Health Center and the University of Wyoming’s Family Medicine Residency Program will begin treating patients separately after Thursday.

June 26, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Veterans' web site offers secure messaging with health care providers

Veterans' web site offers secure messaging with health care providers

As many as 108,000 veterans living in Montana can now communicate online with health care staff through a new feature of the Internet-based My HealtheVet program.

March 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Health Improvement Program provides support, services for clients who need it most

Health Improvement Program provides support, services for clients who need it most

At 99,600 people and counting, Montana Medicaid, the state-federal program that pays medical bills for the disabled and those who can't afford to, has reached unprecedented levels of service.

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WMC eyes statewide health organization

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Medical Center is considering the creation of a statewide organization in anticipation of federal health care reforms to improve patient care and reduce costs, its CEO said this week.

November 06, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Lindeen promotes the positives of health reform for women

Lindeen promotes the positives of health reform for women

It was a small group dwarfed by a thunderous message aimed specifically at women: Health care reform has positively affected their lives and those of their families.

October 12, 2010 11:35 pmLoading…

State gets $800K to examine care exchange

CHEYENNE — Wyoming has won an $800,000 federal grant to study the best way to set up a health care insurance exchange program in the state, as required under the new federal health care reform law.

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R.J. Samuelson: Politics ails U.S. health care system

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama talked somberly last week about getting the federal budget under control once the present economic crisis is past. To do that, he'll have to confront the rapid growth of health spending, which in 2007 was already a quarter of total federal spending of $2.7 trillion.…

January 14, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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