The Healthy Montana Campaign is a coalition of organizations committed to accepting available federal funds to expand Medicaid in Montana.
What is Medicaid Expansion?
- 70,000 low-income Montanans need health care, but most cannot afford it without expanding Montana’s Medicaid program.
- Montana’s Medicaid program is good insurance. The program is more than 40 years old, and costs less than other insurance programs while delivering quality service.
- Expanding Medicaid makes good financial sense. By accepting federal dollars to expand access to health care to over 70,000 Montanans, we can avoid the increased insurance premiums and other costs we all incur when those without insurance show up in our emergency rooms and provider offices.
- The first three years of the Medicaid Expansion are funded 100% by the federal government. After that, Montana will contribute up to 10%.
- Accepting these federal funds will create 12,000 good-paying new jobs annually and give $1.4 billion boost to our economy
The Montana Budget and Policy Center has written many reports on the importance of expanding Medicaid in Montana.
- Montana Loses Millions Each Day by Not Expanding Medicaid
- New Data: Failure to Expand Medicaid Hinders Progress Toward Increasing Health Coverage
- Medicaid Expansion: A Critical Move for Montana
- Medicaid Expansion: A Good Deal for Indian Country
- Montana Physicians Have the Capacity to Implement Medicaid Expansion
- Impacts of Medicaid Expansion by County
- Medicaid is Good Insurance
- Impacts of Medicaid Expansion by Legislative District