Dan Villa http://mtpr.net en Legislative Fiscal Division refutes Gov.’s cost estimate for Medicaid Expansion http://mtpr.net/post/legislative-fiscal-division-refutes-gov-s-cost-estimate-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Steve Bullock announced his support Wednesday for a voter initiative to expand Medicaid, called the Healthy Montana Initiative.</span></p><p>Medicaid expansion is an optional piece of the Federal Affordable Care Act, and Republican majorities in the Montana Legislature decided not to approve it in 2013.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:47:58 +0000 Dan Boyce 16776 at http://mtpr.net Legislative Fiscal Division refutes Gov.’s cost estimate for Medicaid Expansion Just how much would Medicaid expansion cost the state anyway? http://mtpr.net/post/just-how-much-would-medicaid-expansion-cost-state-anyway <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Analysis of a new ballot measure seeking to expand Medicaid shows expansion would not cost Montana as much as previously forecast, but the state budget would still take a long-term hit from the so-called “Healthy Montana Initiative.”</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:53:55 +0000 Dan Boyce 14591 at http://mtpr.net Just how much would Medicaid expansion cost the state anyway? State employee health clinic used much more than expected http://mtpr.net/post/state-employee-health-clinic-used-much-more-expected <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Helena’s government-run health clinic for state employees is seeing much more use than originally expected as the experiment moves closer to its one-year anniversary.</span></p><p>The clinic provides free primary care services to the Capital city’s 11-thousand state workers and their dependents. It was launched last year by former Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer as way to improve overall employee health and save money for the state’s self-funded health insurance plan.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:46:23 +0000 Dan Boyce 4981 at http://mtpr.net State employee health clinic used much more than expected