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Gazette opinion: Years of waiting after disabled youth leave school

Parents of developmentally disabled Montanans probably left a recent legislative forum with more questions than answers.

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Guest opinion: Parent's perspective on kids with special needs

Even though the Special Olympics Montana State Games finished close to a month ago, my daughter, Alana, is still practicing the gymnastics routine she performed. There is no off-season for Alana.

June 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Candidate forum on disabilities set for Tuesday

Candidates from both parties seeking election to the Montana Legislature have been invited to a forum on disabilities organized by individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers.

June 11, 2014 11:43 amLoading…
More Montana seniors rely on food programs to fill cupboards

More Montana seniors rely on food programs to fill cupboards

After O.D. Etter was in a head-on crash, he could no longer work, and money for groceries dwindled.

December 15, 2013 8:29 am Video Photos

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Disabilities service providers urge Bullock to honor rate increases granted by Legislature

Disabilities service providers urge Bullock to honor rate increases granted by Legislature

HELENA – Nonprofit firms that care for thousands of mentally disabled Montanans urged the Bullock administration Wednesday to honor a 4 percent annual increase in their payment rates, as approved by the 2013 Legislature.

May 15, 2013 5:46 pmLoading…
Bill to fund infrastructure, other programs in oil-gas-impacted counties headed for approval

Bill to fund infrastructure, other programs in oil-gas-impacted counties headed for approval

HELENA — Cities, counties and schools in Eastern Montana affected by the oil boom along the North Dakota-Montana border are one step closer to getting millions of dollars of state money to help pay for water, sewer and other projects.

April 17, 2013 4:21 pmLoading…
Senate rejects Montana Developmental Center bill

Senate rejects Montana Developmental Center bill

HELENA — The state Senate has rejected an attempt to revive legislation to downsize or even close a state-run center for the developmentally disabled.

March 21, 2013 5:10 pm Related Loading…
Panel votes down bill directing eventual closure of Montana Developmental Center in Boulder

Panel votes down bill directing eventual closure of Montana Developmental Center in Boulder

HELENA – A Senate committee has rejected a bill that would downsize and possibly close Montana’s state institution for the developmentally disabled.

March 18, 2013 3:31 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Technology would save state time, money

Go to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority website and you’ll see an online application for the state’s Medicaid program.

February 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Democrats pitch their mental-health bills

Democrats pitch their mental-health bills

HELENA — Some Democratic legislators and others on Monday highlighted bills they said could help improve Montana’s mental-illness treatment system by making some simple, cost-effective changes.

February 11, 2013 7:25 pm Related Loading…
Advocates for people with developmental disabilities urge closure of Boulder facility

Advocates for people with developmental disabilities urge closure of Boulder facility

HELENA — Montana’s state institution for people who have developmental disabilities should be closed and its clients moved to community-based care, advocates for a bill to plan the possible closure testified on Friday.

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Health issues, expansion of Medicaid sure to spark partisan battle

Health issues, expansion of Medicaid sure to spark partisan battle

HELENA — Once again, health care will be a contentious issue at the Montana Legislature — and the biggest battle is likely to be over whether Montana approves new, federally funded health coverage for 60,000 people in the state.

January 02, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Sen. Mary Caferro, D-Helena

Sen. Mary Caferro, D-Helena

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January 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
State health insurance program for kids quietly succeeds

State health insurance program for kids quietly succeeds

HELENA — As the debate rages over national health care reform, a Montana program has slowly and quietly marched toward its own goal: Extending health coverage to thousands of kids without it.

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State senators, others say administration ignoring state law on physician payments

HELENA — Two state senators Thursday said the Schweitzer administration is ignoring state law on payment rates for physicians who see Medicaid patients, by attempting to set rates lower than directed by the 2011 Legislature.

July 21, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…

Montana Senate revives, endorses veteran jobs bill

HELENA — A Helena Democrat's bill to help military veterans get jobs is getting a second chance in the Senate.

March 29, 2011 2:14 pmLoading…

GOP health agenda focuses on tax credits, high-deductible insurance

HELENA — When it comes to Republicans' health care agenda at the Legislature, they're not just saying "no" to federal reform — they're also pushing plans to encourage Montanans to buy high-deductible, lower-cost health insurance.

March 20, 2011 11:45 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Senators should support child safety seat bill

Montana lawmakers have one more chance this session to make traveling public roads safer for young teens and children.

February 23, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: SB2 would take a bite out of tooth decay

Preventing cavities in children's teeth is a major goal for good overall health and for the best use of health care dollars.

January 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Implementing 'Obamacare' sure to cause sparks at GOP-controlled Legislature

Implementing 'Obamacare' sure to cause sparks at GOP-controlled Legislature

HELENA — Health care reform is on everyone's list as a hot-button issue at the 2011 Montana Legislature — but with Republicans firmly in control, they'll be looking to tear down one vision of reform before building another.

December 26, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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