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Health dept. proposes new requirements for Medicaid abortion coverage

If adopted, the new regulation would require pre-authorization to seek Medicaid coverage for abortion, requiring providers to submit a long list of information about their client’s medical history. The rule would also allow only physicians to bill for Medicaid coverage, not other medical practitioners currently providing abortions in the state.

What does Montana’s ‘born-alive’ referendum have to do with abortion?

When voters review their ballots in November, the only mention of abortion they see will be in the eye-catching language of LR-131, a referendum on the Montana Born-Alive Infant Protection Act. But the measure’s actual link to abortion, according to medical professionals organizing against the referendum, is divorced from medical fact.


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