Medicaid Expansion http://mtpr.org en 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 Supporters of Medicaid expansion initiative can begin gathering signatures http://mtpr.org/post/supporters-medicaid-expansion-initiative-can-begin-gathering-signatures <p>Supporters of an initiative looking to expand Medicaid in the state can now begin gathering signatures to place the measure on the November ballot.</p><p>The Attorney General’s Office approved the Healthy Montana Plan this week after finding problems with earlier versions of the initiative.</p><p>Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce says opponents still believe the measure violates the state constitution.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:38:14 +0000 Dan Boyce 15218 at http://mtpr.org 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?