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Published Year: 2018

Individual Market Stabilization (Medicaid Expansion Analysis)

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

Individual Market Stabilization (Reinsurance Analysis)

This report looks at how creating a state claims-based reinsurance program could save Montanans 10%-20% percent on individual health insurance premiums. State-based reinsurance programs, created by waivers under section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, are designed to stabilize the individual market and control insurance premiums. This report examines how a potential reinsurance program would … Continued

1332 State Innovation Waivers

This report examines 1332 State Innovation Waivers as a solution to stabilize Montana’s individual health insurance market. The State Innovation Waiver, also known as the 1332 Waiver, was created as part of the Affordable Care Act and became an option for states to consider in 2017. States that want to use this option to explore … Continued

Evaluation Report: Post-Delivery Support for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Infants and Their Parents in Rural Montana

The opioid epidemic in the United States contributes to a growing need to address substance use disorders (SUDs) in the perinatal period. Women with SUD are at risk for poor pregnancy-related outcomes, and their newborns can suffer withdrawal symptoms known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), which can lead to the infant’s removal from their family … Continued

How Medicaid Expansion Affects Montana

This report takes an in-depth look at how Montana’s Medicaid expansion has affected the state’s budget, economy, and residents. The report found that Montana’s 2015 bipartisan Medicaid legislation has saved more than $36 million in the state’s budget and helped more than 65,000 adults access preventive health care services. The report was commissioned by MHCF, … Continued

Montana’s 2018 Uninsured Rate

This report looks at the rate of Montana’s uninsured for 2018. Approximately 979,000 Montanans had health coverage (out of a total population of 1 million) resulting in an estimated uninsured rate of 7.8%. This report was commissioned by MHCF, completed by Christina Lechner Goe, J.D., and published in Jun 2018.

Montana Medicaid: Creating A Healthier Montana

In 2016, Montana transformed its Medicaid program, expanding coverage and driving down the uninsurance rate to just 7.4%—the lowest in state history. Now, more people have access to the care they need. And that means a healthier workforce and peace of mind for Montana families.

Montana Medicaid: Generating State Savings and Growing Our Economy

Since Montana’s bipartisan Medicaid expansion in 2016, our state has saved millions and our economy has gotten a significant boost, with thousands of new jobs created yearly, higher incomes, and new tax revenue for Montana.

Montana Medicaid: Helping Rural Montana Thrive

With the passage of Montana’s bipartisan Medicaid expansion in 2016, more Montanans have health insurance than ever before which means more people can get the care they need. And our hospitals and health clinics—the centers of many rural communities across our state—are seeing greater revenue for the care they provide for Montana families.

Landscape Scan and Recommendations to Increase the Use of SBIRT

Substance abuse and addiction—more formally known as “substance use disorders” (SUDs)—are among Montana’s most serious and challenging health problems. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is a practical tool that can be implemented in primary care offices, emergency departments, and other clinical settings. SBIRT-A is a set of adaptations to SBIRT developed to … Continued