I've talked about the need for reforming America's health care system for nearly two decades. Many people have agreed with me over the years, and many have disagreed. I respect and value differences of opinion. It is precisely those differences, and the debate, that gives me hope that health care reform will help move America forward, rural America in particular.
For many of us, April 15 marks the last day we have to think about taxes. If you're a small business owner, however, you may be hearing from the IRS sooner than you think.
Health reforms recently passed into law include tax credits to help some small businesses afford health insurance coverage for their employees, and the IRS wants you to know about it. So they're sending millions of postcards starting this week.
Senator Jon Tester traveled across Montana last week -- from Billings to Plentywood to Great Falls -- to talk about the recently passed health care legislation and what it means for Montanans. Forsyth rancher Marvin Quinlan, Jr. attended the Billings discussion and reported back on the event, which attracted a diverse audience of farmers and ranchers, small and large business owners, tribal members, parents, local government officials, students, and labor union leaders.