Montana Insurance Rates: 'Unreasonable,' Or Too Low
State Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen says the health insurance premiums one company is charging in Montana next year are, “unreasonable,” and that those proposed by two other companies were too low and needed to be adjusted upward.
Tax Credits Expected To Cushion Obamacare Premium Increases For Many
Health insurance companies selling individual policies in Montana say they have to raise their prices next year. But the federal government says it won’t be as bad as the headlines suggest. The Obama administration says most Americans don’t have to worry about possible spikes in premium rates next year.
Easy answers for why some Montana health insurance premiums are set to rise sharply next year don't capture the complexity of the situation.
If you want to know why health insurance companies in Montana are asking for big price increases on some of the policies they sell here next year, there are some easy answers – but they only tell part of the story.
Medicaid Expansion Brings $75 Million In Federal Funding To Montana
More than 47,000 Montanans have enrolled in the expanded Medicaid program state lawmakers narrowly approved last year. The state health department reported updated numbers to the legislative committee that oversees Medicaid expansion today.