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I-185 saves Montana money, supports our veterans

 

September 26, 2018



Prior to bipartisan Medicaid expansion, Montana had the highest percentage of uninsured veterans in the nation. Only 40 percent of eligible veterans are enrolled in the VA health care system. Because the VA has only one main medical center in the state, Medicaid is critical for health care for thousands of veterans and their spouses living in rural communities. They are afforded access to care that is closer to home.

Nationally, nearly 1 in 10 veterans relies on Medicaid. In Montana, fully 10 percent of our population are veterans.  These numbers alone should offer us guidance on whether...



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