Healthy Montana Initiative http://mtpr.org en Healthy Montana Initiative won't appear on ballot http://mtpr.org/post/healthy-montana-initiative-wont-appear-ballot <p>Organizers of the <em>Healthy Montana Initiative</em> - an effort to expand Medicaid to 70-thousand Montanans - conceded defeat today, but vow to continue to support the issue.</p><p> <em>Healthy Montana Initiative</em> president, Kim Abbott, says I-170 will not qualify for the November ballot.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:36:33 +0000 Edward O'Brien 20744 at http://mtpr.org Healthy Montana Initiative won't appear on ballot Legislative Fiscal Division refutes Gov.’s cost estimate for Medicaid Expansion http://mtpr.org/post/legislative-fiscal-division-refutes-gov-s-cost-estimate-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Steve Bullock announced his support Wednesday for a voter initiative to expand Medicaid, called the Healthy Montana Initiative.</span></p><p>Medicaid expansion is an optional piece of the Federal Affordable Care Act, and Republican majorities in the Montana Legislature decided not to approve it in 2013.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:47:58 +0000 Dan Boyce 16776 at http://mtpr.org Legislative Fiscal Division refutes Gov.’s cost estimate for Medicaid Expansion Just how much would Medicaid expansion cost the state anyway? http://mtpr.org/post/just-how-much-would-medicaid-expansion-cost-state-anyway <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Analysis of a new ballot measure seeking to expand Medicaid shows expansion would not cost Montana as much as previously forecast, but the state budget would still take a long-term hit from the so-called “Healthy Montana Initiative.”</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:53:55 +0000 Dan Boyce 14591 at http://mtpr.org Just how much would Medicaid expansion cost the state anyway? 40-thousand Montanans fall into Obamacare 'coverage gap' http://mtpr.org/post/40-thousand-montanans-fall-obamacare-coverage-gap <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A ballot initiative which would expand Medicaid in Montana has run into a hang-up after the Attorney General’s office noted a legal issue with the proposal.</span></p><p>Supporters of the so-called “Healthy Montana Initiative” have filed a corrected version to the Montana Secretary of State’s Office.</p><p>This will shorten the amount of time the initiative has to gather signatures to be placed on the 2014 ballot.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:31:39 +0000 Dan Boyce 14047 at http://mtpr.org 40-thousand Montanans fall into Obamacare 'coverage gap'