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 the pandemic and the nation’s economic downturn is still uncertain. The uninsured rate for 2020 could be as high as 11.1%, depending on the factors detailed in the report.
This report was commissioned by the Montana Healthcare Foundation, authored by Christina Lechner Goe, J.D., and published Oct 2020.