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Upcoming changes to Medicaid may leave some Montanans without coverage

Federal officials are expected later this year to end a pandemic-era safety net for recipients of subsidized health coverage through Medicaid. Advocates worry some people will lose their coverage unnecessarily. MTPR’s Shaylee Ragar talks with the Montana State News Bureau’s Holly Michels about what’s changing and how recipients can prepare.


  • A pandemic-era safety net for Medicaid recipients will end this year.

  • Eligibility checks will begin again for most adult Medicaid recipients.

  • Recipients should make sure their contact info is up-to-date so they get info from the state health department about the upcoming changes.

Shaylee covers state government and politics for Montana Public Radio. Please share tips, questions and concerns at 406-539-1677 or  
Lee Newspapers State News Bureau Chief Holly Michels appears on MTPR's political analysis programs 'Campaign Beat' and 'Capitol Talk'.
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