In 2019, a survey of 800+ Montana employers revealed that the number one obstacle to expanding employment is a lack of skilled workers. An overwhelming number of employers observed that: (a) schools are not adequately preparing students for the workforce; (b) schools are not adequately teaching students interpersonal skills; and (c) a majority of new...View Report
As one healthcare expert recently put it, “Other states should now look to Montana for guidance on how to get health policy right.”
Legislation will spur employer adoption of the innovative and affordable direct healthcare model
Reforms to increase Montanans access to healthcare are a welcome development, let's hope lawmakers agree.
"There are several models that have successfully eliminated the intermediaries in healthcare and restored the doctor-patient relationship."
Lawmakers can bolster Montana’s healthcare workforce with permanent red tape relief
Legislation will expand the ability of pharmacists to help address health care shortages
"Inflation acts like a hidden tax which erodes the buying power of people’s income and savings and eats away at the ability to achieve long-term financial goals."
"Universal Licensure Recognition could be one idea to boost health care access that both Democrats and Republicans can champion together, for the good of Montana patients."
"Although many Montana communities have historically struggled with healthcare shortages, these changes would mark a big step forward in making Montana a place where professionals come to practice and patients come for medical care."
"That is what makes DPC so special, it’s a win-win for both patients and providers."
"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 other states have struggled to repeal Certificate of Need laws, Montana’s legislature should be commended for taking a stand for healthcare access."
"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."