It’s a tradition born in America’s industrial past, when miners, factory workers and their families lined up to visit the company doctor whenever they got sick. As part of an effort to rein in rising health costs, Billings School District 2 is the latest in a series of local employers to est…
HELENA — A judge has sentenced a Somers man to five years of probation for his role in a medical marijuana operation that was dismantled in a federal crackdown.
HELENA — A jury on Thursday convicted a medical marijuana provider of drug trafficking and firearms charges, upholding the U.S. government's raids of state-regulated pot dispensaries in its first test at trial.
HELENA — Medical marijuana advocates said Wednesday it's now up to voters to repeal a state law aimed at stymieing the industry after the Montana Supreme Court ruled there is no constitutional right to access the drug.
HELENA — For the first time in more than a year, the number of registered medical marijuana cardholders in Montana increased last month, although slightly.
Four years ago, a coalition of children’s advocates successfully campaigned to establish Healthy Montana Kids, a plan to cover more of the state’s otherwise uninsured children. After voters approved the program, the 2009 Legislature eventually followed their directions, and Healthy Montana K…
In Montana, where an estimated 175,000 people have no health insurance, last week’s Supreme Court decision provides a measure of certainty.
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 6.6 million young adults, ages 19 through 26, were on their parents’ health insurance plans last year, thanks to a change in federal law.
HELENA — Montana House Speaker Mike Milburn said Thursday he wouldn't change anything from the 2011 legislative session that saw his bill to repeal the state's medical marijuana law vetoed by Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
HELENA — One of Montana's foremost medical marijuana advocates and a longtime lobbyist will plead guilty to a federal drug charge.
HELENA — Four of the six medical marijuana providers who are suing the U.S. government over last year's raids of pot businesses across Montana have been arrested on federal drug charges, their lawyer in the civil lawsuit said Tuesday.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Insurance exchanges are a key part of the federal effort to reform health care, but many employers still don’t understand how they work.
HELENA — A Kalispell man who worked at an Olney medical marijuana warehouse raided last year has been sentenced to a year in prison.
The Senior Medicare Patrol, a program funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, family members and caregivers to actively protect themselves against health care fraud, waste and abuse. Program volunteers show beneficiaries how to review their Medi…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso has joined South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham in introducing a bill that would allow states to opt out of the Obama administration's Medicaid expansion.
We don’t yet have a complete picture of what the proposal for deficit reduction that will come from the congressional supercommittee will look like, but the reports coming out of Washington look bleak. Many programs that assist persons with disabilities to live independent, productive lives …
A community health fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at RiverStone Health, 123 S. 27th St.
WASHINGTON — As if our political system was not having enough trouble already, we now confront the possibility that a highly partisan judiciary will undo a modest health care reform that is a first step toward resolving a slew of other difficulties.