Should Montana law open the door for 900 students, ages 16 and 17, to drop out before graduation?
HELENA — If the Legislature really wants to solve Montana’s mental health care crisis, a simple solution exists, a Democratic state senator said Thursday: expand Medicaid.
Suppose 880 Montana adults and 90 Montana children showed up in the Capitol rotunda and demanded the job training and therapy they have been denied because our state rations those life-changing services.
Parents of developmentally disabled Montanans probably left a recent legislative forum with more questions than answers.
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.
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.
After O.D. Etter was in a head-on crash, he could no longer work, and money for groceries dwindled.
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.
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.
HELENA — The state Senate has rejected an attempt to revive legislation to downsize or even close a state-run center for the developmentally disabled.
HELENA – A Senate committee has rejected a bill that would downsize and possibly close Montana’s state institution for the developmentally disabled.
Go to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority website and you’ll see an online application for the state’s Medicaid program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HELENA — A Helena Democrat's bill to help military veterans get jobs is getting a second chance in the Senate.
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.