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
Opinion by Montana Healthcare Foundation CEO Dr. Aaron Wernham and Headwaters Foundation CEO Brenda Solorzano.
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.
House Bill 658, introduced March 12, 2019 to reauthorize Montana’s Medicaid expansion, could lead to major coverage losses.
When Montana expanded Medicaid to cover low-income adults in 2016, one of the big questions was whether having coverage would translate to better access to care for enrollees.
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.
This week we released a report, in partnership with Headwaters Foundation, that takes an in-depth look at how Medicaid expansion has impacted Montana’s economy and employment.
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 data highlights health benefits, local impact of Montana’s Medicaid expansion.