Healthcare Reform In The United States
The American experiment of federalism, and the proper role of the states versus the federal government, continues to evolve. Even though many of us are cautiously optimistic after this election that the federal government will improve, given the federal government's past inability to properl…
HELENA — A leading Republican lawmaker Tuesday unveiled his proposal to revamp and expand Medicaid coverage for the poor in Montana — but said it wouldn’t accept additional federal dollars offered to the states under Obamacare.
Debates are a proud part of the Montana tradition and I intend to put myself out there for folks to judge whether I meet their high standards. In an era of unprecedented campaign spending, debates remain a bastion for the free exchange of ideas where voters can size up the candidates out in …
Whether they like it or loathe, Montanans are talking about Medicaid in this election year.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming House has shot down a bill to expand the state's Medicaid program.
WASHINGTON — Something strange is happening in Washington. We are slowly dismantling the federal government, even as its spending is growing larger. The paradox is that governmental competence is being systematically degraded while the government’s size, as measured by its budget, is increas…
HELENA — The number of Montanans who signed up for health coverage through the online marketplace that is a key part of President Barack Obama's health overhaul increased nearly tenfold in December, according to new federal health data released Monday.
WASHINGTON — Call it the $2.8 trillion enigma. That’s what Americans spent on health care in 2012. The good news is that health spending slowed unexpectedly for the fourth consecutive year. The enigma is that no one really knows why. Despite many theories, there’s no expert consensus.
No one disputes Wyoming could save millions of dollars by expanding Medicaid to roughly 17,000 uninsured residents.
CHEYENNE — The two Democrats on the state Legislature's 12-member Joint Appropriations Committee questioned on Monday Gov. Matt Mead's recommendation against expanding the Medicaid program to cover about 16,000 uninsured residents.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The debate over the Affordable Care Act can stay small, focusing on website failures and other short-term difficulties facing the law. Or it can get bigger, with wider insurance coverage seen as part of a larger struggle for social justice in a nation growing steadily less equal.
The chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party on Monday blasted Gov. Matt Mead’s decision against recommending the Wyoming Legislature expand Medicaid.
On Jan. 1, this column called attention to the urgent need for affordable, accessible, high-quality mental health care for all Montanans.
CASPER, Wyo. — Obamacare is the crux of a new radio and TV ad campaign sponsored by Wyoming’s Own, a super PAC supporting Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Wyoming's insurance commissioner says health insurance costs in the state are among the highest in the nation but most residents will qualify for tax credits toward premiums.
LANDER — Wyoming would wait until 2015 to license a new Casper hospital, giving officials time to gauge the Affordable Care Act’s overall effect on the state, according to a proposal floated Monday by state Rep. Elaine Harvey.
The waiting lists for new clients seeking mental-health care in Eastern Montana keep growing and growing.
WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) turns out to represent dreadful miscalculations by both the president and his Republican adversaries. Doubtlessly, Barack Obama imagined that achieving something close to “universal” health insurance would guarantee his legacy. It would make h…
HELENA — State insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen told lawmakers Tuesday she’s getting no answers from federal officials on when Montana’s online health insurance “marketplace” will work — and she’s not happy about it.
St. Vincent Healthcare is aggressively reaching out to help uninsured Montanans gain access to health insurance because it is in the hospital’s best interest, said Jason Barker, president and CEO of St. Vincent Healthcare.