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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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Jonathan Gruber

Jonathan Gruber

November 18, 2014 12:00 am
With much less fanfare, insurance marketplace kicks off second year

With much less fanfare, insurance marketplace kicks off second year

HELENA — With little fanfare, the second year of buying subsidized health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace kicked off Saturday in Montana — and consumers have just one month to get a policy that will take effect Jan. 1.

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Resources for consumers buying health insurance on the marketplace

HELENA — Starting this weekend, individuals can shop online for health insurance through the federal marketplace, and possibly get subsides to help pay for their policy.

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Wyoming residents have insurance opportunity

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming residents have a three-month window starting Saturday to buy insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Open enrollment health insurance marketplace starts Saturday

Open enrollment health insurance marketplace starts Saturday

MISSOULA — Open enrollment through Montana’s health insurance marketplace begins Saturday and runs through Feb. 15, 2015. Those who wish their coverage to start Jan. 1, 2015, must enroll by Dec. 15.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Open enrollment for health care starts Nov. 15

HEALTH MATTERS: Open enrollment for health care starts Nov. 15

If you’re among the nearly one in five Montanans who are uninsured, the Affordable Care Act changes how you buy health insurance, when you buy it and what you buy.

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Bullock administration enacts hefty 2015 rate increases for state employee health plan

HELENA — The Bullock administration has approved rate increases of 15 percent to 27 percent and lower benefits for the 2015 state employee health plan, which covers 16,000 state employees and retirees.

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2015 health-insurance policies on Obamacare exchanges won’t increase much

2015 health-insurance policies on Obamacare exchanges won’t increase much

HELENA — Prices for 2015 health insurance policies sold on Montana’s federal online “marketplace” will increase only 1.35 percent, on average, state Auditor Monica Lindeen said Wednesday.

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'Obamacare' court ruling has no impact on Montana

HELENA — For nearly 31,500 Montanans who bought subsidized health insurance on the new, online “marketplace” this year, Tuesday’s federal appeals court rulings on the issue won’t change anything for now, the state’s top insurance official said.

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Ad Watch: Daines' ad goes after Walsh on debt

Ad Watch: Daines' ad goes after Walsh on debt

Editor’s note: “Ad Watch” is an ongoing series that examines and fact-checks current TV campaign ads in Montana. This week, it looks at competing ads from U.S. Senate candidates Steve Daines and John Walsh.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am Video

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Ad Watch: Walsh ad claims he cut cost of Obamacare

Ad Watch: Walsh ad claims he cut cost of Obamacare

Editor’s note: “Ad Watch” is an ongoing series that examines and fact-checks current TV campaign ads in Montana. This week, it looks at competing ads from U.S. Senate candidates Steve Daines and John Walsh.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am Video

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Lindeen’s office to examine Obamacare marketplace numbers, impact

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen, whose office regulates insurance, said Thursday the latest enrollment figures for the Affordable Care Act don’t tell the whole story, and that she’ll be taking a closer look.

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36,000 Montanans gained insurance through Affordable Care Act

36,000 Montanans gained insurance through Affordable Care Act

HELENA — Nearly 36,600 Montanans are covered by individual health insurance policies they selected through the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace, federal health officials reported Thursday.

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HEALTH MATTERS: ACA should bring 2 health care systems together

The Affordable Care Act, which has already made changes in the way Americans buy health insurance, is also changing the relationship between two health care systems. Public health and medical health care have traditionally worked as two separate systems. The Affordable Care Act brings them t…

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Court clears initiative opposing Medicaid expansion

HELENA — The state Supreme Court on Wednesday denied an attempt to block state officials from approving petitions for an initiative prohibiting Montana from using funds or staff to administer the Affordable Care Act and forbidding the state from expanding Medicaid.

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Wyoming health insurers report surge in activity

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Health insurance signups through the federal exchange have increased in Wyoming ahead of Monday's deadline to join or face penalties, according to representatives of the two insurers providing coverage in the state.

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Montana enrollment surges as insurance deadline nears

Montana enrollment surges as insurance deadline nears

HELENA — A surge of Montanans scrambling to sign up for health insurance reached its peak with Monday's deadline, and insurers said that rush could be enough to meet federal officials' original goal of 31,000 people enrolled through the nation's health care overhaul law.

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ACA's individual mandates have plenty of exceptions

HELENA — One of the most controversial parts of “Obamacare” is its requirement that all Americans buy or have health insurance this year, or face a tax penalty — but, for many, the requirement may not apply.

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Obamacare deadline: What does it mean?

HELENA — With just two weeks until the “Obamacare” deadline for Americans to get health insurance or possibly face a tax penalty, enrollment specialist Kristi Scott has some advice for her fellow Montanans: Don’t wait until the last minute.

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