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.
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.
HELENA — State officials have resolved a contract issue with Xerox Corp. over developing a new computer program for Medicaid payments.
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Despite seeing improvements in multiple areas, Wyoming’s overall ranking on a national children’s well-being report dropped several spaces.
HELENA — Montana is one of two dozen states that hasn’t expanded Medicaid as part of the federal health care overhaul — but it’s still added a higher-than-expected number of folks to this program that pays medical bills for the poor.
HELENA — While the debate rages over whether Montana should expand Medicaid to cover low-income adults, a dramatic expansion of Medicaid and a related government health plan has already happened — to cover children.
HELENA — Since the launch of the federal government’s online health insurance “marketplace” in Montana last October, a net 30,000 Montanans have gained new health coverage, the state auditor’s office said Tuesday.
The Affordable Care Act is working and the evidence continues to mount.
Expanding Medicaid rolls would likely create thousands of jobs in the Billings area, but would also cost taxpayers millions, a University of Montana health care economist said in Billings Thursday.
Parents of developmentally disabled Montanans probably left a recent legislative forum with more questions than answers.
CASPER, Wyo. — A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers released Wednesday found more than 16,000 Wyoming residents would gain coverage if the state were to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
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HELENA — Missed deadlines and unfulfilled contract obligations by Xerox Corp. in developing a new computer program for Montana’s Medicaid payments have cost $12.8 million, and the state is considering ending the contract if the problems aren’t fixed soon, state health officials said.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Eight parents, including a state lawmaker, criticized the Wyoming Department of Health on Monday for changes it is making to the developmental disabilities waiver program, which they say will affect their children.
HELENA — An initiative to expand Medicaid coverage to 70,000 low-income Montanans won’t be on the November ballot this year, as supporters Thursday said don’t have enough signatures to qualify Initiative 170 for the ballot.
HELENA – An initiative to expand Medicaid coverage to 70,000 low-income Montanans won’t be decided by voters this year, as supporters said today they don’t have enough signatures to qualify it for the November ballot.
Q. I have heard there are programs that will help me if I’m having trouble with my Medicare billing. How do I get some help?
HELENA – The voter initiative to expand Medicaid in Montana is close to having enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, but a lead organizer said Friday it will come down to the final deadline next week.