Montana Medicaid Supportive Housing Services Crosswalk


Recognizing the positive impacts supportive housing can have on individuals’ health and well-being, housing stability, and healthcare utilization, this report examines the extent to which supportive housing services align with existing benefits covered by Montana’s Medicaid program. The report was commissioned by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and the Montana Healthcare […]

The Montana Business Case for a Supportive Housing Benefit


This report presents the business case for creating a Medicaid benefit to cover supportive housing services for beneficiaries who are experiencing homelessness and have high healthcare service costs. The report was commissioned by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and the Montana Healthcare Foundation and was conducted by the Corporation for Supportive […]

2019 Report on Health Coverage and Montana’s Uninsured


This report looks at the rate of Montana’s uninsured for 2019. According to a report issued by the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, the uninsured rate in April 2016 was approximately 7.4%, down from 20% in 2012. In March 2019, approximately 981,988 Montanans had health coverage, out of a total population of 1,074,167, resulting […]

Individual Market Stabilization – Medicaid Expansion Analysis


As part of the Montana Healthcare Foundation’s ongoing work to identify ways to control prices on the individual health insurance market, they requested an analysis by national actuarial firm Wakely to understand how ending Medicaid expansion in Montana might impact private insurance rates. The report finds that Medicaid expansion has had a significant impact on […]

Proposed Work Requirements in Montana’s Medicaid Program: An Update


As many as 50,000 to 56,000 low-income people in Montana could lose health coverage under a new bill (HB658) introduced on March 12 to reauthorize Montana’s Medicaid expansion and impose new work and reporting requirements on Medicaid recipients. These findings are part of {an updated analysis} published today by researchers at George Washington University’s Milken […]

Potential Effects of Work Requirements in Montana’s Medicaid Program


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, according to an analysis published by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. In addition, 5,000 to 7,000 more could lose health coverage due to higher […]

The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Montana: Updated Findings


Medicaid expansion has a substantial effect on Montana’s economy. Each year, expansion brings over $600 million into Montana that would not otherwise be here. This money ripples through Montana’s economy, generating between 5,900 and 7,500, jobs and between $350-$385 million in personal income each year between 2018 and 2020. These results are consistent with the […]

Bringing Treatment Courts to Scale in Montana


This study was completed by NPC Research, an independent, nationally recognized research firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon, at the request of the Montana Supreme Court and the Montana Healthcare Foundation (who funded the report). The purpose of this study was to respond to current attention on substance use disorders as a key health challenge in Montana, and the […]

Individual Market Stabilization – Reinsurance Analysis


The Montana Healthcare Foundation retained Wakely Consulting Group, LLC, to analyze the potential effects of a state-based reinsurance program on the 2020 individual Affordable Care Act market. MHCF, the Montana Department of Administration, and the Montana Department of Health and Human Services are interested in exploring policy options that will keep individual health insurance premiums […]

1332 State Innovation Waivers


The State Innovation Waiver, also known as the 1332 waiver, was created as part of the Affordable Care Act and became an option for states to consider on January 1, 2017. States that want to use this option to explore ways to transform health care financing must apply to the U.S. Secretary of Health and […]