In 2020 alone, 8,600 adults participated in psychotherapy, and 3,300 received treatment for substance use disorders. Bozeman, Mont. (June 30, 2021) – The Montana Healthcare Foundation released a new report that shows that Montana’s Medicaid expansion program has supported significant improvements in the state’s behavioral health system, increasing its capacity to prevent and treat mental illness … Continued
Annually, the program brings $650 million into the economy and adds 6,000 jobs.
Medicaid helps thousands access preventive care annually and supported a 1,400% increase in mental health treatment during the pandemic.
New multi-year initiative will create school-based health centers in communities with high needs
Expansion Results from New Partnership with the Montana Healthcare Foundation and the Headwaters Foundation
Currently, 11 hospitals and health centers are participating in the Meadowlark Initiative which provides pregnant women and their families with effective, supportive care for behavioral health needs.
According to new survey results released today, nearly half of the respondents (43 percent) reported an improvement in their general health since enrolling in Montana’s Medicaid expansion.
According to an independent analysis, 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.
Press Release: According to a new report, over 1,600 Montanans would benefit from treatment courts each year, but due to limited funding and capacity, there are only 28 state treatment courts serving about 550 participants at present.
New initiative expands current efforts to help improve outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women with behavioral health challenges.