Rural Health News

Saving Money, Protecting Montana

Montana is a beautiful state that provides its citizens with a wonderful quality of life in many different areas. However, we lag behind nearly every other state in protecting our consumers, especially when it comes to health insurance.

Medicaid Cut Worries Rural Hospitals

Dr. Mike Henderson has delivered babies, made house calls, and tended to patients for over 30 years at the hospital in the very rural town of Childress, Texas. The next nearest hospital is over 100 miles away. In emergencies, that distance could be the difference between life and death.

Health Insurance Exchanges that Work for Rural

The Center for Rural Affairs released a report on the one year anniversary of President Obama signing the Affordable Care Act. Entitled, Health Insurance Exchanges that Work for Rural (to download the report see: http://files.cfra.org/pdf/Health-Insurance-Exchanges.pdf ), the report examines how rural Americans will benefit from the primary feature of the Act, health insurance Exchanges - competitive health insurance marketplaces that provide quality, affordable health coverage for individuals and small businesses.

Making Health Insurance Work

Why is buying health insurance so difficult? It shouldn’t be, but right now it is nearly impossible for the average Montanan to tell which health insurance policy is best for their family or business.

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