AARP Montana is urging state legislators to extend health coverage to nearly 70,000 low-income residents. The proposed Healthy Montana Plan, backed by Gov. Steve Bullock (D), would be a privately managed system federally funded under the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility.
“Montana has a rare opportunity to boost access to health care for thousands of hardworking, uninsured Montanans by adopting the governor’s Healthy Montana Plan,” said Tim Summers, AARP state director.
The plan would bring $5.4 billion in federal dollars and 12,000 new jobs to the state over six years, according to the nonprofit Montana Budget and Policy Center. About 13,500 Montanans ages 50-64 would be eligible.
AARP is encouraging members to ask legislators to support the plan. Go to action.aarp.org/MTSpeakOut or call 844-288-1087 toll-free.