Here’s a sobering statistic about the tobacco epidemic – a battle many Americans think is already won: If we continue at current smoking rates, 5.6 million children alive today will ultimately die prematurely from smoking. That’s one in 13 kids gone too early due to an entirely preventable c…
As we wish our friends and family a happy, healthy New Year, these words have renewed meaning in 2014.
HELENA — A former Montana legislator and congressional candidate was named Wednesday as regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — the agency in charge of implementing the Affordable Care Act.
You probably know that old saw about perception and reality — that perception often becomes reality, regardless of truth.
This January, millions of Americans will ring in the New Year with the security and peace-of-mind that has eluded them for decades: They will finally have quality health insurance.
Every day, America’s small-business owners overcome incredible challenges to pursue their dreams. But over the years, most have confronted one challenge beyond their control: the rapidly rising price of health coverage. As a result, many businesses have struggled to find health insurance tha…
HELENA — Sen. Max Baucus, a key architect of the Affordable Care Act, said Thursday that his “train wreck” comment about the health-care law’s implementation was not a condemnation of the law.
WASHINGTON — A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama's health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck" because of bumbling implementation.
WASHINGTON — America's Big Religious War ended on Friday. Or at least it ought to.
WASHINGTON — Are we finally controlling health spending? Few issues loom larger in the economic outlook. For years, spiraling health costs — mainly for Medicare and Medicaid, which serve the elderly and the poor — have consumed a growing share of the federal budget. Meanwhile, rapid increase…
WASHINGTON — Native American military veterans will be able to access health care closer to home thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the Indian Health Service.
CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead announced Thursday that Wyoming won't meet a pending deadline under the federal health care reform law to specify whether the state intends to establish a health insurance exchange — an online marketplace that would offer the public one-stop shopping for health insurance.
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer promised Thursday at the launch of a new state government employee health clinic that the program will improve care and save money.
CASPER — Gov. Matt Mead has "grave concerns" about the financial impact of expanding Medicaid in Wyoming, he wrote in a letter sent Thursday to the Obama administration's top health official.
As the House of Representatives prepares to hold another vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act, it’s easy to dismiss the effort as political theater. But for millions of Americans who rely on the law’s benefits and protections, the devastating effects of repeal would be all too real. Her…
Some 25,353 Montanans are scheduled to receive an average rebate of $194 by Aug. 1 because of the health reform law.
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.
The CEO of Pioneer Medical Center in Big Timber attended a meeting at the White House on Tuesday.
The Maternal Child Health home visitation program through RiverStone Health offers a variety of family-focused services to pregnant women and families with infants and young kids.
As the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act approaches, new data shows that 15,388 Medicare beneficiaries in Montana saved a total of $9,710,741 on prescription drugs because of the new health care law, according to Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and H…