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Ieva Bailey

Guest opinion: Healthy reasons for young to get insured this month

With the March 31 deadline fast approaching to sign up for the health insurance exchange in Montana and Wyoming on healthcare.gov, there is a blitz of editorials and ads by Affordable Care Act critics targeted to get young people not to sign up.

March 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Support legislation to lower student loan rates

I read with interest Friday's AP story about Rep. Steve Daines and the rest of the House voting to "link student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets," which can obviously rise uncontrollably in coming years. It seems like a terrible idea. Didn't we learn a lesson from th…

June 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Women's health affects economy

Republicans say that women in this election season care more about the economy than about laws that limit their access to reproductive health care and cancer screening. Democrats promote their own view on how to improve the economy, but additionally dismiss the notion that a woman’s control …

October 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Golden Pen Award: We have to address cost shifts in health care

The individual mandate addresses the fundamental problem of cost shifting. In the current situation, in order to cover the costs of the uninsured, hospitals hike up the charges on the insured and able-to-pay patients. It is grievously unfair that the sick alone should bear the burden of payi…

April 01, 2012 12:15 amLoading…

Planned Parenthood a good deal for taxpayers

There is a profound misconception about the vital role Planned Parenthood plays in this country. Abortions accounted for a tiny part (only 3 percent) of service visits in 2008 in the U.S., and by law that part is not funded by federal dollars. Mostly it provides services for contraception, c…

March 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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