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The Health 202: Montana is voting on whether the tobacco industry should pay for Medicaid expansion

The tobacco industry has spent more than $9 million to date to persuade Montana voters to vote "no" on a ballot initiative to make Medicaid expansion permanent in the state, according to state campaig... read more

World's biggest tobacco companies aim to kill Montana healthcare initiative

This November, Montanans will vote on whether to add$2 to the tax on packs of cigarettes. The referendum calls for the tax to be used to fund Medicaid ... expansion and a cigarette tax to pay for it. ... read more

Montana Editorial Roundup

First, it's important to note that Montana's Medicaid expansion program, the Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) program, is scheduled to sunset in June 2019. It will be up to the 2019 L... read more

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Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure

A tobacco industry ... pay for the state's share of Medicaid expansion, which enrolls nearly 100,000 people and would otherwise expire next year if lawmakers don't renew it. Money from the tax increas... read more


The Health 202: The rate of people without health insurance is creeping upward

Medicaid expansion in most of the 33 states ... gaining a powerful new advocate,” he added. — The Health 202 reported yesterday that an opioids package would pass the Senate this week, but the vote ha... read more

Colorado governor candidates see dangers in each other's health proposals

“I supported ‘Medicare for All’ for more than a decade, because it will help Coloradans pay less for health care, and that’s who we should be fighting for ... what is going on with the expansion of Me... read more

Tobacco-funded group starts anti-initiative ad blitz

A group funded by the tobacco industry has launched a massive ad blitz against a ballot initiative to fund Montana’s Medicaid expansion program and other health programs by raising ... 900 spots throu... read more

Special session of MT Legislature next week looks unlikely

An attempt to call a special session of the Montana ... expansion by 2020. Medicaid expansion pays the health-care bills for about 96,000 low-income Montanans and is estimated to cost at least $500 mi... read more

Montana Supreme Court rejects industry group's request for initiative rewrite

A unanimous Montana Supreme Court has rejected a tobacco industry-funded group's request ... The money will help pay for the state's Medicaid expansion and other health programs. Montana Green Party f... read more

Industry tries to derail tax initiative

A tobacco industry ... pay for the state’s share of Medicaid expansion, which enrolls nearly 100,000 people and would otherwise expire next year if lawmakers don’t renew it. Money from the tax increas... read more



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