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Attorney General suggests Planned Parenthood of Montana abets human trafficking

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen has accused one of the state’s most prominent abortion providers of falsifying records and “flagrantly” violating state law by withholding required reports about sexual assault against minors and statutory rape, suggesting that similar alleged inaction by the organization “could be happening with human trafficking victims.”

Federal regulators flag ‘concerns’ as Montana cuts Medicaid rolls 

Federal regulators are urging Montana health officials to fix shortcomings in the state’s Medicaid redetermination process, expressing “concerns” that the state may be disenrolling people who are eligible for the public health insurance and creating barriers for others through long wait times at call centers and during the application process.

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Billings Clinic and Logan Health announce merger

Billings Clinic and Logan Health announced this week that the two hospital systems have received regulatory permission to merge on Sept 1. In a press release, the hospitals announced that there will be “minimal changes” to how each organization operates on Day 1. Full integration is expected to take 12 to 24 months.

Home sweet parking lot

Bozeman Health created a short-term RV parking program at the hospital, which has largely been used by Montana patients traveling for care they couldn’t receive closer to home.

Montana vape shops join effort to reduce fatal opioid overdoses

Queen’s Palace is the first shop of its kind in Montana to become a naloxone distributor. The initiative was the brainchild of Evan Breshears, manager of the Helena store, and Tia Norine, manager of its Butte location. Naloxone is the generic name of a drug more commonly known by its brand name, Narcan. The drug…


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