Medicaid in Montana: The Critical Role of Medicaid Expansion in Supporting Montana’s Behavioral Health System


This report shows how much progress has been made to improve behavioral health since Montana implemented Medicaid expansion in 2016. With Medicaid expansion now providing a payment source for behavioral health services, Montana’s system is in the process of a deeply needed transformation. Between 2016 and 2020, Montana’s budget for prevention doubled, and 59% of […]

2020 Year in Review


In our first annual report, you’ll find an overview of the progress we’ve made in each of our priority areas and the strategic approach we took in our response to COVID-19. Report photography by Rebecca Drobis and Tailyr Irvine. To see the results of our programming work from 2015-2019, read our First 5-Years Report.   […]

Economic Effects of Medicaid Expansion in Montana


This report looks at the economic impact of Medicaid expansion in Montana. It finds that Montana’s Medicaid expansion introduces $650 million into the economy each year, supporting 6,000 new jobs and $400 million in personal income. Although Montana pays for a share of this coverage, the program’s savings and the revenue generated by increased economic […]

Medicaid in Montana: How Medicaid Affects Montana’s State Budget, Economy, and Health


This report provides an in-depth analysis of Montana’s Medicaid program, its beneficiaries and costs, and how it affects the health system and health outcomes of Montanans. Montana Medicaid covers 265,000 children and adults with low incomes, two-thirds of whom live in rural Montana. The report provides data on Medicaid’s role in Montana’s health system and […]

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 […]

Sustaining and Expanding Integrated Care in Montana


The Montana Healthcare Foundation’s Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative is transforming the standard of care for primary care providers and patients in Montana. To ensure the ongoing sustainability and expansion of the integrated care model, we commissioned the National Council for Behavioral Health to recommend options the State of Montana could explore. This report, “Sustaining and […]