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Giving when it hurts

Montana nonprofit hospitals receive millions of dollars in tax exemptions as charities each year in exchange for giving back to their communities. A Kaiser Health News review finds that some of the state’s richest medical centers are falling behind most state and national hospitals.

The ivermectin anger

Some people are putting pressure on health care workers to provide unauthorized COVID treatments, particularly in parts of the country where vaccination rates are low, government skepticism is high, and conservative leaders have championed the treatments.

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Montana’s home health care shortage

A wage-induced shortage of home health care workers has been compounded this year by pandemic-related stress, the steadily rising cost of living and increased vacancies in other low-wage jobs. With Montana’s population aging, caregivers and their advocates say action is needed now to avoid a deepening crisis.

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Montana health care laws are getting a cleanup crew

The Montana Nurses Association identified more than 270 statutes that failed to reflect current practice in Montana’s health care system, some of which haven’t been changed since the mid 1990s.

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