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A new analysis finds that ER use declines for Montana Medicaid expansion enrollees the longer they have access to primary and specialty care, dental, and behavioral health services

Emergency department visits decreased by 14% and more than 30% for people with preventable dental emergencies. Bozeman, Mont. (April 12, 2022) – Today, the Montana Healthcare Foundation released an in-depth analysis of the Montana Medicaid program, its cost, and its impacts on health in the state. In the first research of its kind, the analysis … Continued

New Report Finds More Montanans Accessing Care for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Because Of Medicaid Expansion

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

Study Finds Montana’s Medicaid Expansion Program Supports the Economy, Adds Jobs

Annually, the program brings $650 million into the economy and adds 6,000 jobs.

New Report Examines the Impact Montana’s Medicaid Program Has on Health in The State

Medicaid helps thousands access preventive care annually and supported a 1,400% increase in mental health treatment during the pandemic.

Montana Healthcare Foundation announces commitment to improving student health and education outcomes

New multi-year initiative will create school-based health centers in communities with high needs

KFF’s Kaiser Health News to Expand Coverage in the Mountain West

Expansion Results from New Partnership with the Montana Healthcare Foundation and the Headwaters Foundation

A New Standard of Pregnancy Care is Emerging in Montana

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.

New Survey Results Find Montana Medicaid Expansion Enrollees Report Improved Health, Ability to Access Health Care Services

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.

Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Introduces $600 Million into Montana’s Economy Each Year

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.

New Report Highlights the Importance of Montana Treatment Courts, Unmet Need

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.