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Rosendale Calls for Health Care Reform, Offers No Actual Reforms

Helena – Last week Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale announced proposed 2018 health insurance rate changes. Along with the rate changes, Rosendale said he is continuing to push for reforms at both the state and federal level to lower the cost of health care and health insurance. But how? Aside from bashing…

25 Days Later: Daines Will Be Deciding Vote on Health Care

Helena – 25 days after Senate Leadership first unveiled the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), 21 days since the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected that the bill would cut Medicaid by $772 billion, and 20 days after the Montana Healthcare Foundation estimated that more than 75,000 Montanans would lose…

Daines Gets His Wish: Senate Bill Guts Women’s Health Services

Helena – Today, Senate leadership released another draft of their dangerous health care bill in a desperate attempt to cobble together enough support to pass the plan. A critical vote for passage, Senator Steve Daines continues to hide from Montanans and refuses to admit whether he supports the bill. But in apparent attempt to se…

Is This Why Maryland Matt Is Hiding?

Helena – Today, Roll Call published a story with the headline “GOP Waiting on Rosendale in Montana Senate Race” which sounds nice, until you actually read the quotes about Rosendale by GOP operatives. “There’s disagreement about whether Rosendale fits the bill. He moved to the state in the early 2000…

COPP: Montana Republicans Violated Campaign Finance Laws in 2016

Commissioner Mangan: “The citizens of the State of Montana did not have access to complete and accurate MRLCC campaign finance data prior to election day.” COPP Orders Official Review of MRLCC’s “Firewall” Policy, Which Prevents Illegal Coordination of Independent Expenditures Fourth Time Montana Republicans …

ICYMI: Montana Health Care Experts Ask Daines to Oppose Senate Health Care Bill

Yesterday, a group of Montana health experts gathered for a panel hosted by the Montana Nurses Association to discuss the dangerous effects of the proposed Senate health care bill on Montana. Speakers from the Montana Hospital Association, the Benefis Health System, Planned Parenthood of Montana, and the Montana Medical Association all voic…

Montana Democrats' Statement on Daines' Health Care Silence

Helena - Today, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan released the following statement on Senator Steve Daines' continued silence on the Senate health care bill:"The Senate health care bill, drafted in Washington D.C. backrooms with no input from the American people, is a cruel attack on Montana families that wo…

Gianforte Flip-Flops, Now Supports House Health Care Bill?

Helena – Yesterday, Congressman Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty in June to physically assaulting journalist Ben Jacobs, was asked by Montana Public Radio to respond to President Trump’s tweet inciting violence against journalists. But Gianforte refused to condemn the tweet, sheepishly calling it “a d…

Instead of Fighting for Montana, Gianforte Hides in the Swamp

Helena – Last Wednesday, convicted criminal Greg Gianforte pledged to “drain the swamp” and be a “strong voice for all of Montana” after being sworn in as the Big Sky State’s lone member of the House of Representatives. But in the week since, Gianforte has been silent, particularl…

While We Wait for Rosendale, Remember: He’s Against Medicaid Expansion and Essential Health Benefits

Helena – It’s been more than a week since the Senate health care bill came out.Since then, we’ve heard how the bill would tax seniors, how it would lead to 22 million more uninsured people, including 15 million by next year, how it would cut $772 billion from Medicaid, leading to 79,000 Montanans losing health care, and ho…

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