Because of the courage and leadership of 61 Montana Representatives and 28 Montana Senators willing to work together in a bipartisan way to keep Medicaid expansion alive, Montana is one step closer to continuing a proven policy that creates a healthier workforce, invests in our economy, saves lives and keeps our rural hospitals open. HB 658 will now go to the Montana House for final approval.
With their votes, all Montanans can see who was willing to stand up for a policy that:
SAVES LIVES – More than 8,191 women who received breast cancer screenings;
More than 2,631 possible cases of colon cancer were averted; and
Close to 31,800 patients who received outpatient mental health services.
CREATES JOBS – more than 9,700 jobs created and sustained.
SUPPORTS SMALL BUSINESSES – 3 in 5 Montana businesses have one or more employees enrolled.
KEEPS WORKING MONTANANS ON THE JOB – increased access to care for 100,000 Montanans.
BOLSTERS OUR ECONOMY – $793 million in new and sustained wages, $2 billion in new economic activity.
Please take a moment to thank the Senators who voted in favor of HB 658.
If your legislator(s) did not vote in favor of continuing Medicaid expansion, you will have the opportunity to also send them a message encouraging them to support it in the future.