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Navigators help people shop for health coverage on Healthcare.gov, and from other sources
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Montana won't be getting any federal money to help people find health coverage this fall. Since 2013, Washington D.C. has offered grants to non-profits to hire so-called 'navigators' who help people enroll in coverage that's required under the Affordable Care Act.

This year, no Montana organizations applied for the funding. Bozeman Daily Chronicle reporter Katheryn Houghton broke that story and joins us now to tell us more.

Big Tobacco Violated Campaign Laws, Commissioner Finds

Sep 10, 2018

HELENA — Two Big Tobacco companies violated Montana’s campaign practices and disclosure laws as part of a campaign opposing a tobacco tax ballot initiative.

That’s according a 14-page decision issued by the state’s top campaign practices official.


The latest fundraising reports show that opponents of the ballot initiative proposing increasing Montana’s tobacco tax boosted contributions by $7.7 million in August. That’s nearly eight times what the campaign supporting the ballot issue raised in the same period.

Billings Clinic in Billings, MT.
Courtesy Billings Clinic

The first-ever Montana medical residency for psychiatrists was announced today at Billings Clinic.

Democratic U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams will host roundtable discussions this month on social security, Medicare, and health care.  

The events are similar to the roundtable Williams held last month on wilderness study areas, and will allow for public comments and questions.

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