Olivia Riutta http://mtpr.org en Obamacare deadline http://mtpr.org/post/obamacare-deadline <p>Olivia Riutta - Montana Primary Care Association</p><p>MTPR Commentary - 02/27/2014</p><p></p><p>We are now just one month away, from the March 31<sup>st</sup> deadline to enroll in the new health insurance Marketplace.</p><p></p><p>When you hear talk of health reform, or the ACA, or Obamacare or whatever you prefer to call it, a lot of things probably come to mind. For me, as a Navigator whose job is to&nbsp; help folks in my community by answering questions and walking them through the process, I think about Bill, a man I met in southeastern Montana.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:13:47 +0000 Sally Mauk 15771 at http://mtpr.org In Montana, We Don’t Let Our Neighbors Go Hungry http://mtpr.org/post/montana-we-don-t-let-our-neighbors-go-hungry <p>This week, children across the state headed back to school after another beautiful Montana summer. And while there are many kids who wished summer would last forever, there are also kids in every community in the state, who are excited to get back to the classroom - because back to school means getting enough to eat.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:24:03 +0000 Olivia Riutta 7749 at http://mtpr.org Food Stamps Work for Montana http://mtpr.org/post/food-stamps-work-montana <p>One of these days I am going to get on the radio and talk about how Congress has really put partisan politics aside and gone back to the good ol’ days of legislating - coming together to invest in programs and services that make our families and communities stronger. Well, today is not one of those days. Today, I get to talk about the newest ideological debate - whether we make sure that our neighbors don’t go to bed hungry - today we get to talk about food stamps.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:34:08 +0000 Olivia Riutta 6269 at http://mtpr.org A federal budget that works for women and families http://mtpr.org/post/federal-budget-works-women-and-families <p>The summer of 2013 is shaping up to be anything but slow in the news department. Last week alone, the US Supreme Court issued three huge rulings and the US Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform.</p><p></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:45:46 +0000 Olivia Riutta 4986 at http://mtpr.org Women and families need comprehensive immigration reform http://mtpr.org/post/women-and-families-need-comprehensive-immigration-reform <p></p><p></p><p>With Memorial Day behind us and summer vacation in full-swing, summer is just beginning to hit its stride here in Montana. Just talking about it brings a smile to my face: vacation, bbq, family, camping, fireworks, roasting marshmallows, swimming, and this summer, comprehensive immigration reform.</p><p></p><p>The season that seems to celebrate so many things American, is perhaps the perfect time for our country to embarking on an epic discussion of immigration reform.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:29:31 +0000 Olivia Riutta 3638 at http://mtpr.org