In an analysis funded by the Montana Healthcare Foundation, Manatt Health found that Montana’s Medicaid expansion had positive impacts on the state’s budget and healthcare economy, as well as helped promote a healthier population. Montana’s Medicaid expansion saved the state in excess of $36 million, as the state benefited from new federal funding and enhanced matching rates for several critical populations. The healthcare industry, Montana’s largest source of private sector income and its second-largest source of jobs, saw growth accelerate in the wake of expansion, with Montana’s hospitals and providers reporting that uncompensated care costs declined by more than $100 million. Manatt also found that more than 65,000 expansion adults have accessed preventive care services, helping promote a healthier workforce.
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