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Montana Senator Steve Daines Blasts Price Increases For Obamacare [WATCH]

On Thursday, Senator Steve Daines took to the Senate floor to blast the rising costs of Obamacare in Montana, as insurers across the state have asked for double-digit increases in premiums for 2016.

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Photo courtesy of St. Patrick Hospital
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Providence Discussing “Pay-For-Value” System With Montana Employers After New Alliance

This week, Providence Health and Services Western Montana announced that it was embarking on a new venture called the Northern Rockies Healthcare Alliance, which could radically change the way that Montanans pay for health care.

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Governor Steve Bullock Wants to Expand Medicaid – Use Healthy Montana Kids Plan Model

This week, Governor Steve Bullock unveiled his Healthy Montana Plan of Medicaid expansion.

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Photo courtesy of David McNew/Getty Images
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Montana Senator Explains Republican Plan to Expand Health Coverage

Montana Governor Steve Bullock is asking legislators to expand Medicaid in the state, but Republicans are out with their own plan that won't include taking federal funds. Montana State Senate Republican Fred Thomas says that Medicaid reform is a crucial component of the plan.

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New Obamacare Numbers Released for Montana [AUDIO]

The deadline for individuals to sign up in the Affordable Health Care Marketplace is March 31, and new numbers have just been released for the state of Montana.

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President Obama Announces Vice President Biden To Lead Interagency Task Force On Gun Control
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All About Obamacare – From State Insurance Commissioner [AUDIO]

In the words of Montana's Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen, "Love it or hate it, Obamacare is the law, and Montanans have a lot of questions. I didn't write the law, but as Montana's Insurance Commissioner, I want to make sure all Montanans have the information they need to make the best decisions they can for themselves, their families and their small businesses."

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Montana Small Business Organization Has Questions About Health Care Law [AUDIO]

The Wednesday edition of the Washington Examiner featured a story about a survey done by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce saying 74% of small businesses would have to cut jobs and hours due to the Affordable Care Act.

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State Attorney General Annouces Formation of Montana Healthcare Foundation [AUDIO]

Earlier this week, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox approved the merger of Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Health Care Service Corporation. In conjunction with the merger, Fox announced on Friday the formation of the Montana Healthcare Foundation.

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Senate Bill 84 Promoting Medical Homes Passes Through to the Montana House [AUDIO]

Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen praised the passage earlier this week of Senate Bill 84, that promotes lower health care costs through the "Patient-Centered Medical Homes" model.

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Nurse Bullying Complaints Surface at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Contract Negotiations Underway Today

Nurses at Bozeman Deaconess hospital have been picketing this week over what they see as unfairness in the workplace.

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