In October, an unprecedented event took place. Twenty-six charter school applications were submitted to the Montana Board of Public Education (BPE) for consideration. These 26 applications represent a remarkable statewide initiative to introduce charter schools to the Treasure State, something the education establishment has resisted for 31 years. During that time, 45 other states have...View Report
"These reforms are expanding access to high quality, affordable healthcare without the need for strict government mandates or increases in taxes – reaffirming the notion that sometimes the best solution to the problems Montanans face is for the government to just get out of the way."
"These rules were written before the internet and cell phones were widely adopted – it’s finally time to dust off the rule book and bring naturopathic health care regulations into the 21st century.”
"All three of these major reforms are empowering Montanans with more freedom to manage their health, access services and save money."
"While the European Union allows free movement of healthcare workers across its 27 member countries, the United States does not allow this movement across state borders."
"SB 101 gave DPC entrepreneurs certainty they wouldn’t be targeted with red tape from overzealous regulators, and it’s led to a booming market."
"DPC clinics are taking off all across Montana. In fact, the number of clinics has doubled since SB 101 was signed into law last year, bringing the total to at least 16 healthcare providers!"
"It is possible to remove the licensing barriers preventing more physicians from practicing in Montana while maintaining high quality health care."
"Innovations like DPC show how the health care market is adapting to the needs of patients, bypassing our broken system and building a better doctor-patient relationship."
"Physicians find themselves faced with an increasingly bureaucratic regulatory nightmare, forcing them to choose between providing good medical care or playing the 'Medicare game' to survive."
"There is firm evidence that eliminating pharmacy technician ratios will allow Montana's pharmacies to do more to help patients, advance public health and bolster the resiliency of the healthcare system."
If direct pay models became commonplace, they would empower and liberate both patients and doctors and do more to bring down costs than other healthcare reforms.
"Reducing the red tape and burdensome regulations imposed on the health care system has proven an effective and cost-conscious way to expand access in Montana, but more needs to be done."