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A bill that could have interrupted health care coverage for thousands of low-income Montanans, and would have added additional hurdles for people enrolled in public assistance programs, was tabled in a House committee on Monday with bipartisan support.
A reporting project by KHN, Montana Free Press and the University of Montana School of Journalism finds the biggest test of that disparate system looms as vaccine eligibility expands.
A roundup of this week’s key action in the 67th Montana Legislature, from the budget to education to birth certificates.
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Telehealth is booming. But with the boom come unintended consequences, including conflicts between out-of-state and in-state health providers, a rise in fraud, and potential access problems for vulnerable groups.
Gov. Greg Gianforte’s pick for health director has garnered both praise and criticism for his past in Kentucky, where he sought to add work requirements to the state’s Medicaid program and was a top health official during a hepatitis A outbreak.
For the second time this session, lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee have forwarded a bill that would prohibit certain kinds of medical treatment for transgender and nonbinary youth. The proposal, which passed nearly along party lines, was the subject of emotional and frustrated testimony on Monday from parents, medical providers and advocates.
The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana is building its new health services clinic largely from scratch roughly a year after becoming the United States’ 574th federally recognized Indigenous tribe. Because of the pandemic, it’s doing it on hyperdrive.