Study finds “clear benefits” for Montana under Medicaid Plan
Helena – A new study out last week found that Montana’s Medicaid Plan is a critical source of revenue for our state’s hospitals and other health care providers, has saved the state more than $36 million, and has increased access to affordable care.
Meanwhile, wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale opposed Montana’s Medicaid plan as Insurance Commissioner, voted against even bringing to the floor a Medicaid expansion bill in 2015 and voted against its final passage.
The bipartisan legislation he opposed provided health care coverage to more than 90,000 Montanans and has been “absolutely critical” in helping veterans and other Montanans fighting drug addiction. Montana’s community health centers, which serve about 100,000 Montanans around the state, also benefit from Montana’s Medicaid Plan.
This study follows a report finding that Montana’s Medicaid Plan will pay for itself.
As Insurance Commissioner, Rosendale rubber stamped rate hikes of up to 23 percent, which he found “reasonable.” Just last year, he opposed bipartisan legislation to provide transparency and accountability in the pharmaceutical industry.
Even though Montana’s Medicaid Plan is benefiting Montanans, Rosendale’s opposition to it and his poor record show he doesn’t care how much Montanans have to pay for care and will only look out for his buddies in the insurance industry.
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