This Medicaid in Montana report release toolkit is designed to help our partners share the findings in the report. The toolkit includes links to the report, press release, and one-pager. It also includes suggested social media copy as well as a series of assets you can download and use.
You can follow Montana Healthcare Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. We will be posting about the report and its findings, and we encourage you to like our posts and share them on your platforms.
If you would like to create your own posts, below are suggested posts you can use with the accompanying graphics. Please tag us @MTHealthcareFdn and link to the report mthcf.org/resource/medicaid-in-montana-2022 when appropriate.
We recommend that when posting on social media about the Medicaid report you use the hashtags #MontanaMedicaid and #MedicaidExpansion
The longer Montanans have access to primary and specialty health care services, the less they use emergency care. The number of people visiting the ER decreased by 14% between the first and second year of enrollment in Montana Medicaid expansion.
The longer Montanans have access to dental care, the less they use emergency care. The number of people vising the ER for preventable dental emergencies – like tooth decay and gum disease – decreased by more than one-third over three years of enrollment in Montana Medicaid expansion.
Montana Medicaid helped Montanans access behavioral health care remotely when it mattered most. Montana Medicaid-covered telehealth use rose significantly in 2019 and 2020, with behavioral health telehealth visits increasing by more than 2,817%.
Montana Medicaid expansion is a critical source of health coverage for rural Montanans. In 2021, 64% of enrollees lived in rural areas.
Montana Medicaid expansion is a critical source of health coverage for Native Americans. It provides access to preventive services and treatment to 16,000 Native Americans in Montana and expands health care access for Native people.
Montana leverages a significantly lower proportion of its state general fund (12%) to finance its Medicaid program than peer states. This includes states that have expanded Medicaid and those that haven’t (WY and SD).