Healthy Montana Campaign is a coalition of organizations dedicated to protecting the health care coverage of nearly 100,000 Montanans. 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 was set to expire on June 30, 2019. Healthy Montana Campaign successfully advocated during the 2019 Legislative session to continue Medicaid expansion, and the legislation was signed into law but Governor Bullock on May 9, 2019.
The reauthorization legislation is a compromise and contains changes in the program. However, the Healthy Montana Campaign is committed to taking an active role during the implementation process to make sure that Medicaid expansion continues to be the successful program it has been.