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2020 Report: Health Coverage & Montana’s Uninsured

This is an annual study that looks at health coverage and Montana’s uninsured. For 2020, the report estimates that approximately 9.3% of Montanans are uninsured, which is 0.7% higher than last year. It is important to note that this rate is only an estimate since the number of people who lost employer-sponsored coverage due to … Continued

Sustaining and Expanding Integrated Care in Montana

This report provides recommendations for finance, policy, and workforce changes to ensure the ongoing sustainability and expansion of the “Integrated Behavioral Health” model. The report was commissioned by the Montana Healthcare Foundation and produced by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (formerly the National Council for Behavioral Health). Report Overview

Strengthening Montana’s Public Health System

This study takes an in-depth look at Montana’s public health system and gives recommendations for strengthening it. The study is the result of a year-long project by the National Network of Public Health Institutes and Population Health Partners. It is the culmination of over 50,000 miles of travel, three regional roundtable discussions, and many interviews, meetings, … Continued

Resource Guide: Promising THIP Programs

This resource guide was created to help tribes in planning and implementing Tiers 2 and 3 of the Montana Medicaid Tribal Health Improvement Program (THIP). At the request of the American Indian Health Leaders, the Montana Healthcare Foundation worked with Dr. Bruce Goldberg and Mary Dalton to review promising programs that are being used successfully … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

2019 Report: Health Coverage & Montana’s Uninsured

This report looks at the rate of Montana’s uninsured for 2019. Approximately 980,000 Montanans had health coverage in 2019 (out of a total population of 1 million), resulting in an estimated uninsured rate of 8.6%. This report was commissioned by MHCF and completed by Christina Lechner Goe, J.D.

Medicaid Expansion: Individual Market Stabilization

This report finds that Montana’s Medicaid expansion had a significant impact on the insurance market, resulting in an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people shifting from the individual market to the Medicaid program, and likely resulting in lower premiums on the individual market. According to the report, ending Medicaid expansion could result in 2020 premium increases … Continued

GWU Report: Medicaid Work Requirements Update

This report found that as many as 50,000 to 56,000 low-income people in Montana could lose health coverage under HB658 (introduced on Mar 12, 2019) to reauthorize Montana’s Medicaid expansion and impose new work and reporting requirements on recipients. The new report updates a previous in-depth analysis released on Feb 13, 2019, that looked at … Continued

GWU Report: Medicaid Work Requirements

This report found that 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. Also, 5,000 to 7,000 more could lose health coverage due to higher premiums. T he report was commissioned by MHCF, and completed by researchers at George … Continued