HELENA — Returning fire with fire, Democratic House candidate John Lewis is airing a new TV ad that accuses Republican Ryan Zinke of backing a plan to cut Medicare, while protecting tax breaks for billionaires and out-of-state corporations.
Debates are a proud part of the Montana tradition and I intend to put myself out there for folks to judge whether I meet their high standards. In an era of unprecedented campaign spending, debates remain a bastion for the free exchange of ideas where voters can size up the candidates out in …
WASHINGTON — You might have thought that the lesson would be obvious. In the past year, we’ve had an elementary tutorial in the uses of raw military power: in Ukraine, where Russia manufactured a “rebellion”; in Iraq, where the Islamic State expanded its footprint; and in Asia, where China h…
Steve Daines ran a TV ad with a person saying he’s a union democrat — with a union logo prominently displayed — announcing support for Daines. However, the person in the ad has been actively promoting Republicans for years, is not a dues-paying member of any union in Montana, does not serve …
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.
In 1965, almost half of America’s seniors had no health insurance. For the men and women who survived two World Wars and the Great Depression, retirement often meant insecurity and hopelessness. Our nation’s seniors reached their most medically vulnerable years with few, and sometimes no hea…
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?
Q: My father was recently in the hospital and discharged to a nursing home for rehab and skilled care. The hospital discharge planner told me that Dad would have 100 days of Medicare benefits in the nursing home. I just recently received a letter from the nursing home stating that they were …
Q. What is durable medical equipment?
Everyone hates being left out.
As an economist who loves the West and our open spaces, I think a lot about what makes our small towns tick. To better understand how our economies work and how to strengthen them, we first have to ask where our money comes from. The answer — non-labor income — might surprise many readers.
HELENA — Federal health officials released a huge database Wednesday of Medicare payments to individual health care providers, including $163 million paid in Montana in 2012 to nearly 3,300 providers.
HELENA — Montana’s U.S. Rep. Steve Daines — a Republican running this year for the U.S. Senate — has fashioned a very conservative voting record in his first 15 months on the job, independent analyses show.
WASHINGTON — Just why is American politics so dysfunctional?
Finally, Congress has completed its budget process without another government shutdown and raised the nation’s debt ceiling without seriously threatening default.
Q. I have heard that Medicare has changed how it covers some preventative-care services. What has changed and how much do they cost now?
WASHINGTON — Call it the $2.8 trillion enigma. That’s what Americans spent on health care in 2012. The good news is that health spending slowed unexpectedly for the fourth consecutive year. The enigma is that no one really knows why. Despite many theories, there’s no expert consensus.
Did you miss the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D and Advantage Plans? Here are special enrollment periods that might allow you to still change.
Billings Clinic has joined the explosion of health care providers across the nation who are providing patients with quick access to medical care at a location that’s convenient to them — the neighborhood grocery store.
Due to the changing health insurance rules, some disabled individuals under 65 who have Medicare and get some of their health insurance through the Montana Comprehensive Health Association may see some changes.