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Gazette opinion: Disabled Montanans wait for life-changing services

Gazette opinion: Disabled Montanans wait for life-changing services

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.

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Wyoming lawmakers advance Medicaid expansion proposal

CHEYENNE — A plan to extend health coverage to thousands of low-income Wyoming residents cleared a major hurdle Tuesday.

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Legislators tangle over final Medicaid waiver approval

CASPER, Wyo. — A provision that would give the Wyoming Legislature final approval on a negotiated Medicaid waiver was voted down during Tuesday’s Medicaid debate by a committee of lawmakers.

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Guest opinion: Lawmakers enjoy taxpayer-funded insurance while denying it to others

Hy•poc•ri•sy- noun- The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.

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Health forum participants rally for expanding Medicaid

Health forum participants rally for expanding Medicaid

HELENA — The fate of a proposal for the state to provide health coverage for 70,000 low-income people rests with legislators after Gov. Steve Bullock vowed to ask the Montana Legislature to accept federal money to expand Medicaid.

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Wyoming governor: Time to act on Medicaid expansion is now

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said that while he dislikes the Affordable Care Act, he believes the Legislature needs to act on Medicaid expansion.

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Wyoming plan for Medicaid expansion unveiled

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A modified plan for Medicaid expansion could provide health coverage for nearly 18,000 uninsured people in Wyoming and bring in more than $100 million in federal funding to the state annually, according to a report by the Wyoming Department of Health.

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SHIP Q&A: Medicare deductibles and co-pays for 2015

SHIP Q&A: Medicare deductibles and co-pays for 2015

Your questions on Medicare and Medicaid answered by the local State Health Insurance Assistance Program an objective, not-for-profit counseling, assistance and advocacy service sponsored by DPHHS of Montana and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Bullock on Medicaid: 'More or less a new way, than any other state has taken'

HELENA — As promised, Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday unveiled his plan to make another run at asking the Legislature to accept millions in federal dollars to provide health coverage for 70,000 low-income Montanans.

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Health advocates optimistic after Medicaid announcement

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming health advocates remain optimistic as they await the release of a new Medicaid expansion plan from the state Health Department.

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Federal officials ease stance on proposed Wyoming Medicaid expansion

Federal officials ease stance on proposed Wyoming Medicaid expansion

CASPER, Wyo. — Federal health officials are becoming more open to a Wyoming-tailored plan to expand Medicaid in the state, Gov. Matt Mead announced in a press conference Thursday.

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Leading Republican has plan for more Medicaid coverage

Leading Republican has plan for more Medicaid coverage

HELENA — A leading Republican lawmaker Tuesday unveiled his proposal to revamp and expand Medicaid coverage for the poor in Montana — but said it wouldn’t accept additional federal dollars offered to the states under Obamacare.

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Wyoming governor wants Medicaid proposal for Legislature

Wyoming governor wants Medicaid proposal for Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said he expects to be ready to brief state lawmakers early next year about the best deal Wyoming could get from the federal government if the state agrees to expand Medicaid coverage to thousands of low-income workers.

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SHIP Q and A: Time to start pre-enrollment planning for 2015

Your questions on Medicare and Medicaid answered by the local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) — an objective, not-for-profit counseling, assistance and advocacy service sponsored by DPHHS of Montana and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Mental Health Center expands services to include adolescents for first time in 18 years

Mental Health Center expands services to include adolescents for first time in 18 years

For the first time since 1996, adolescents with mental health issues — and their families — will have access to counseling and psychiatric services through the Billings-based community mental health center.

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Home-health employers seek exemption to Obamacare regulations

HELENA — Next year, all large employers will be required to offer health insurance to their workers — and for health care firms that rely on government funding to provide services to the poor, that mandate poses a special problem.

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Montana, Xerox resolve Medicaid contract problems

HELENA — State officials have resolved a contract issue with Xerox Corp. over developing a new computer program for Medicaid payments.

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PLASTIC SURGERY: Should individual choices be regulated to curb health care costs?

PLASTIC SURGERY: Should individual choices be regulated to curb health care costs?

“What are you going to do after graduation, honey?”

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Wyoming drops several spots on child wellness report

Despite seeing improvements in multiple areas, Wyoming’s overall ranking on a national children’s well-being report dropped several spaces.

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