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Gazette opinion: Politics kept kids’ pilot from taking off

A good idea for getting better value for Montana taxpayers and better care for seriously emotionally disturbed children fell victim to state politics this spring.

May 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Bullock vetoes several Republican tax measures, bill allowing guns on campus

Bullock vetoes several Republican tax measures, bill allowing guns on campus

HELENA — Unlike former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Gov. Steve Bullock didn’t have a ceremony in front of the Capitol to symbolically veto bills with specially made branding irons.

May 06, 2013 8:17 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Capitol decisions should promote mental health

For the past several months, The Billings Gazette has reported “State of Despair,” an in-depth series on suicide in Montana. Reporter Cindy Uken has told the stories of Montanans who have lost loved ones to suicide, and Montanans who are working to prevent this leading cause of death in our state.

April 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Republicans on House budget panel cut federal family-planning funds

Republicans on House budget panel cut federal family-planning funds

HELENA — It took three tries Friday, but Republicans on a House budget panel finally voted to cut from the state health budget $4.6 million in federal family-planning funds, part of which go to Planned Parenthood of Montana.

February 22, 2013 10:00 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Technology would save state time, money

Go to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority website and you’ll see an online application for the state’s Medicaid program.

February 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Small hospitals urge expanded state review of new surgery centers

Small hospitals urge expanded state review of new surgery centers

HELENA — Some mid-sized hospitals are asking the Montana Legislature to protect them from competition from bigger hospitals and health care systems, saying the competition could undercut their mission to provide basic care to their respective communities.

February 13, 2013 6:10 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Getting more value from Medicaid money

The state’s biggest health care program isn’t a savvy shopper. Montana Medicaid generally pays a preset rate for services, regardless of the quality of that service. There’s little monetary incentive for health care providers to deliver better care.

February 07, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Rep. Ron Ehli, R-Hamilton

Rep. Ron Ehli, R-Hamilton

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January 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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