NEW STUDY: Rosendale-Backed Plans Would Raise Premiums to $8,000 for Average Montanan

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Helena – Instead of advocating for Montanans’ health care, wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale has advocated for policies that would spike premiums in Montana by nearly 20 percent and provide significantly less coverage. A new analysis shows that under a current proposal to expand short term health insurance plans and with provisions in the new tax law, premiums are projected to increase by more … Read More

REMEMBER: Rosendale Admitted “It Does Not Matter” Who Sits in the Auditor’s Seat…His Current Job

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Helena – It’s no secret that wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale doesn’t care about his job to protect Montanans as insurance commissioner, as he rubber-stamped huge hikes in health care costs of up to 23 percent, which he found “reasonable.” On the Land Board, where Rosendale is dependable for his bad votes on public lands, he has phoned it in, … Read More

Gianforte and Dysfunctional House Majority Fail to Pass Farm Bill

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Helena—Today, multimillionaire Congressman Greg Gianforte and the dysfunctional House Majority failed to pass a critical–and normally bipartisan–Farm Bill that would provide much-needed support for Montana’s farmers and ranchers. Instead of working across the aisle, Gianforte and his party bosses politicized the normally-bipartisan Farm Bill, threatening Montana’s agriculture producers who rely on the legislation’s important safety nets. The dysfunction of Gianforte’s House Majority even left … Read More

#TBT to Rosendale Being Called Out for Playing Political Games with Montanans’ Health Care Costs

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Helena – It’s bad enough that wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale rubber stamped rate hikes of up to 23 percent, which he found “reasonable.” But then he contradicted himself about what he told insurers out of the public eye about raising rates if cost-sharing payments were eliminated. Last year, Rosendale publicly criticized health insurers for requesting rate hikes after cost-sharing … Read More

Why Does Rosendale Believe that 23% Increase in Health Insurance Costs is “Reasonable?”

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Helena – Last year, after insurance companies submitted their proposed rates, wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale failed to do his job and instead rubber stamped significant rate hikes for Montana consumers. If Rosendale actually did his job, he’d know that the insurance commissioner has the authority to say “whether insurance rates are excessive, inadequate or unjustified for Montanans.” Yet … Read More

Even More Bad News About Shady Short-Term Insurance Plans That Rosendale Supports

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Helena – A new independent federal study found that a new proposal pushing short-term health insurance policies, which cover much less than policies under the health care law, will cost the government more than the government previously estimated and “could increase federal spending by $1.2 billion next year and by a total of $38.7 billion over 10 years.” These short-term plans … Read More

Rosendale-Backed Short-Term Insurance Policies Would Devastate Montanans’ Health Care

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Helena – Some people might think it’s reasonable to trust their Insurance Commissioner to actually regulate the insurance industry, prevent insurance companies from hiking their rates, and protect consumers. But when your Insurance Commissioner is wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale – who has been caught campaigning instead of doing his job and is notorious for rubber stamping higher health … Read More

Fagg Hammers Rosendale for Misleading Montanans in #MTSen…Over and Over and Over

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Helena – On a statewide talk radio show last week, Russell Fagg didn’t hold any punches, taking wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale to task for, well, just about everything. Fagg hit Rosendale for being “a career politician…from Maryland” with “East Coast values that don’t necessarily align with Montana.” Fagg said that Montanans see that Rosendale has “come out to Montana … Read More

Rosendale: Rubber Stamp for the Koch Brothers

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Helena – Apparently, wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale will sign anything that crosses his desk without even bothering to look at it. While he’s come under fire recently for signing real estate tax documents claiming under penalty of perjury that he is a Maryland resident, he claims he didn’t read the form. It turns out, he’s also been following the … Read More

Democratic Legislative Leaders Visit Bozeman on 2018 Legislative Leadership Tour

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Democratic Leaders Visited With Educators, Students, and High Tech Small Business Leaders  Bozeman—Today, Democratic legislative leaders visited Bozeman on the next stop of their annual Legislative Leadership Tour. Senate Democratic Leader Jon Sesso and House Democratic Leader Jenny Eck were hosted by high tech business leaders for a roundtable discussion and sat for a conversation with leaders from the Montana … Read More