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Feds expect 10,000 Wyoming enrollees in Obamacare by deadline

Monday marks the deadline for Wyoming residents and the rest of the nation to enroll for health care plans in the insurance exchange outlined by the Affordable Care Act.

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3 plead guilty to roles in Blackfeet embezzlement

GREAT FALLS — Three people pleaded guilty Friday to charges filed in the defrauding of a federally funded program meant to help Blackfeet Indian youth.

February 28, 2014 7:34 pmLoading…
1st month: Just 212 Montanans bought a policy on the Obamacare exchange

1st month: Just 212 Montanans bought a policy on the Obamacare exchange

HELENA — Only 212 Montanans were able to choose a health insurance policy on the “Obamacare” online marketplace during its first month, federal officials reported Wednesday — although nearly 2,700 people completed an application.

November 13, 2013 2:09 pm Related Loading…
Government shutdown blamed for lack of attendance at healthcare education, enrollment forum

Government shutdown blamed for lack of attendance at healthcare education, enrollment forum

The federal government shutdown is being blamed in part for a lackluster turnout Monday for a four-hour forum designed to inform and educate the public about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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OPI gets $1.8 million for students on reservations

OPI gets $1.8 million for students on reservations

HELENA — The state Office of Public Instruction has received a grant for more than $1.8 million in federal funds over the next four years to support the well-being of children in public schools on Indian reservations in Montana, state Superintendent Denise Juneau said Thursday.

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Gazette opinion: ACA can help Montanans who know how to shop

Cost is the biggest health care concern for most Americans.

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Montana schools step in after anti-bullying bills fail in Legislature

Montana schools step in after anti-bullying bills fail in Legislature

HELENA — A middle school classmate promised to make Jill Sharp's life a living hell after the talented athlete won a coveted spot on a dance team in Sidney.

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Local bank consolidates, moves into new digs

Little Horn State Bank completed a year of major changes by moving in mid-December into a new building at 2900 Central Ave., by Brewer Dental Center.

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News analysis: Schweitzer won’t reveal Medicaid plans — but, really, how can anyone?

HELENA — When Gov. Brian Schweitzer submits his farewell state budget in November, he’ll spell out how Montana should expand Medicaid in 2014 to provide health coverage for another 50,000 of our lower-income fellow citizens — or maybe not.

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Billings Clinic receives award from WomenCertified

Billings Clinic has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified distinguishing it as one of the 2012 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.

September 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana must do more to prevent child, teen deaths

Letting Montana’s children — OUR children — die at a rate that is higher than almost anywhere else in the country is inexcusable.

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Wyoming follows movement to treat at-risk juveniles close to home

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Following a national trend, the number of Wyoming juvenile placements in residential facilities is decreasing as the movement to treat kids in their communities grows.

August 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Townsend nursing home closing

HELENA — The Montana Department of Health and Human Services has ordered a Townsend nursing home to close by Saturday, displacing 30 residents.

July 05, 2012 7:17 pmLoading…
Phillips County Hospital works to develop strategic plan on mental health

Phillips County Hospital works to develop strategic plan on mental health

Access to mental health care is limited in Malta and the surrounding rural area, mirroring the mental health picture across the state.

June 08, 2012 8:31 am Photos

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Health official hears no opposition to Affordable Care Act

Health official hears no opposition to Affordable Care Act

Cliff Morehouse isn’t sure if the Affordable Care Act is right for him or not, but the retired Worden farmer does believe there has to be a system to guarantee less expensive and comprehensive health insurance for U.S. citizens.

May 31, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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RiverStone Health plans to build new clinic, seek alternative methods of funding

RiverStone Health plans to build new clinic, seek alternative methods of funding

RiverStone Health is moving forward with plans to build a new multimillion-dollar clinic despite not receiving a substantial grant earlier this month from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

May 14, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Insurance commissioner to pursue exchange options

HELENA -- The federal government is giving states like Montana another chance to run at least parts of the insurance exchanges that are part of the federal health care law.

September 22, 2011 3:37 pmLoading…

$1.6M HUD grant to help Eastern Shoshone Tribe with housing

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing $1.6 million in housing grant money to the Eastern Shoshone Tribe in Wyoming.

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BIA offers government-shutdown contingency plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs on Friday allayed some fears of American Indian leaders worried a government shutdown would be devastating to tribes, saying law enforcement services and schools it oversees would not be affected.

April 08, 2011 7:02 am Related Loading…

Affordable Care Act details

According to information from the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Sen. Max Baucus’ office, health care reform has provided:

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