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VA to streamline hiring of mental health care professionals

U.S. SENATE — Following a years-long push from Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the Office of Personnel Management is finalizing two new occupational series for Licensed...

Health View

When I was a little girl, my most prized possession was my Fisher Price hospital. I took it with me everywhere I went and I would play for hours with the little round blue people with their surgical masks and blonde ponytails. Even though the figure dressed like a doctor was clearly a man and the ponytailed ...

Legislative Notes  Legislative Notes

If the past year’s challenges posed by the pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that Montanans in all corners of the state need increased, more affordable access to healthcare, and my bill moving through the state legislature will do just that. I’m sponsoring Senate Bill 101 to authori...

Vote for health on Election Day

Now more than ever, it is imperative that voters participate this Election Day. Our nation is not just facing the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic but also significant unemployment, which means that millions of people are temporarily depending on federal and state programs and support. As we look for better d...

Telemedicine and Montana’s digital divide Telemedicine and Montana’s digital divide

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic,  cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those...

Governor Bullock issues directives to increase frontline health provider capacity, expand health coverage for routine care during COVID-19 emergency

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today (April 21) issued two directives to increase frontline healthcare provider capacity to respond to COVID-19 and expand insurance coverage to allow Montanans to access routine health care services while social distancing. &...

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