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Archive for date: December 06, 2021

Montana Supreme Court To Make Decision On New Abortion Laws

Three laws that soon will be before Montana’s highest court would make it harder for rural residents to access reproductive-health care. Planned Parenthood of Montana’s Martha Stahl says residents already face barriers to accessing medical care and that these bills would force them to travel several hours away to see a doctor in person. https:...

Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise In Montana

Drug overdose deaths are on the rise in Montana though at a slower pace than the national average. The Big Sky Business Journal reports there were an estimated 161 fatal overdoses in Montana over the 12 months ending in April compared to 151 over the same period the year prior. The 6.6% increase ranks as the fourth smallest of all 46 states th...

Health Care Open Enrollment For 2022 Now Available For Montanans

Open enrollment is now available for individuals wanting to re-up or begin new health care coverage through the Health Care Exchange. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is one of three providers available in the state. John Doran Divisional Vice President External Affairs says, in this case size, does matter.

CARES Act Allocates Over $9 Million To Montana Communities

The Montana Department of Commerce says 16 projects in 13 communities statewide have been awarded more than $9.4 million in federal grant funding for activities that will help counties, cities and town prevent prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the allocated projects will benefit lower to middle wage-earning Montanans wit...