Healthy Montana Campaign is a coalition of organizations dedicated to protecting the health care coverage of nearly 100,000 Montanans by continuing Medicaid expansion. In 2015, Montana passed the bipartisan Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Act, providing access to Medicaid for adults living on incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. This successful program is set to expire on June 30, 2019 unless the Montana Legislature reauthorizes the legislation.
Medicaid expansion has been a success in Montana by:
- Providing health care coverage to one in ten Montanans, many of whom are in rural Montana;
- Providing more than 300,000 preventative care services such as vaccines, screenings, and dental exams;
- Saving the state general fund more than $58 million;
- Injecting $1.3 billion in federal dollars into our state;
- Reducing uncompensated care in local hospitals;
- Adding thousands of jobs; and
- Generating $269 million in personal income.