LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
TELL THE MONTANA LEGISLATURE: MEDICAID EXPANSION WORKS FOR MONTANA
Lawmakers have a unique opportunity to work together in a bipartisan fashion to fundamentally shift Montana's health care system away from costly "sick care" toward more efficient and effective "well care." The key element is coverage, which increases access to care and preventive services.
Expanded coverage through Medicaid expansion is:
Good for patients - providing preventative care to more than 95,000 Montanans
Good for local businesses - 18,000 Montana businesses are benefiting from a healthier workforce;
Good for working Montanans - 84% of Medicaid expansion participants are working, going to school or caretakers for their family;
Good for Montana - guards against runaway premiums for all of us, while improving the health of our state to its highest level in more than a decade
Good for our communities - protects and enhances health services for communities both big and small, by reducing the number of uninsured patients and uncompensated care that lead to cuts or closure impacting everyone; and
Good for our economy - contributing more than 9,700 new jobs, $793 million in associated wages and $30.5 million in new state tax revenue.
Without health insurance, Montanans are more likely to seek the wrong care, at the wrong time and at the wrong place--with poorer outcomes and higher costs.
Bottom line: Coverage is the keystone to improving the health of our residents, increasing the efficiency of our health care system and decreasing costs for consumers, businesses and the state.
Contact your legislator today and tell them that Montana Medicaid works and we cannot afford to turn back the clock on the HELP Act. Join us in urging them to work on a bipartisan solution to continue Medicaid expansion without imposing unreasonable barriers to coverage.