2020 Report on Health Coverage & Montana’s Uninsured

This is an annual study that looks at health coverage and Montana’s uninsured. For 2020, the report estimates that approximately 9.3% of Montanans are uninsured, which is 0.7% higher than last year. It is important to note that this rate is only an estimate since the number of people who lost employer-sponsored coverage due to […]

Individual Market Stabilization (Medicaid Expansion Analysis)

This report finds that Montana’s Medicaid expansion had a significant impact on the insurance market, resulting in an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people shifting from the individual market to the Medicaid program, and likely resulting in lower premiums on the individual market. According to the report, ending Medicaid expansion could result in 2020 premium increases […]

Medicaid Expansion Work Requirements (HB658 Analysis)

This report found that as many as 50,000 to 56,000 low-income people in Montana could lose health coverage under HB658 (introduced on Mar 12, 2019) to reauthorize Montana’s Medicaid expansion and impose new work and reporting requirements on recipients. The new report updates a previous in-depth analysis released on Feb 13, 2019, that looked at […]

Medicaid Expansion Work Requirements (MeRIA Analysis)

This report found that an estimated 26,000 to 36,000 low-income people in Montana would lose much-needed health coverage under a proposed bill to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Also, 5,000 to 7,000 more could lose health coverage due to higher premiums. The report was commissioned by MHCF, completed by researchers at George Washington University’s […]

Medicaid Expansion Survey Analysis

This survey analysis summarizes the 2018 survey results of the Montana Medicaid expansion enrollees. The survey assessed member’s access to health care services and their health status prior to and after enrolling in the Medicaid expansion. The survey analysis found that Medicaid expansion is reducing financial barriers and improving access to essential health services in […]

Medicaid Expansion’s Economic Impact (2019 Update)

According to this report, Montana’s Medicaid expansion has introduced more than $600 million each year into Montana’s economy, generating approximately 6,000 new jobs and $350 million per year in personal income. Although Montana pays for a share of this coverage, the study also found that savings created by the program along with state revenue generated […]

How Medicaid Expansion Affects Montana

This report takes an in-depth look at how Montana’s Medicaid expansion has affected the state’s budget, economy, and residents. The report found that Montana’s 2015 bipartisan Medicaid legislation has saved more than $36 million in the state’s budget and helped more than 65,000 adults access preventive health care services. The report was commissioned by MHCF, […]

Montana Medicaid: Creating A Healthier Montana

In 2016, Montana transformed its Medicaid program, expanding coverage and driving down the uninsurance rate to just 7.4%—the lowest in state history. Now, more people have access to the care they need. And that means a healthier workforce and peace of mind for Montana families.

Montana Medicaid: Helping Rural Montana Thrive

With the passage of Montana’s bipartisan Medicaid expansion in 2016, more Montanans have health insurance than ever before which means more people can get the care they need. And our hospitals and health clinics—the centers of many rural communities across our state—are seeing greater revenue for the care they provide for Montana families.