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Senator Daines is Requesting Input on Healthcare Law

By June 27, 2017November 24th, 2020No Comments
​On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the current healthcare reform bill working its way through the Senate, H.R. 1628 Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. Here is a link to the full report of the nonpartisan CBO.

  • “The Senate bill would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 22 million in 2026 relative to the number under current law, slightly fewer than the increase in the number of uninsured estimated for the House-passed legislation.” 
  • “By 2026, an estimated 49 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law.”
  • As shown below in the CBO’s graphic, the Senate bill is estimated to reduce Medicaid funding by $772 billion dollars from 2017-2026.

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 These drastic reductions in healthcare access will seriously impact the health of Montanans and our state’s overall healthcare system. 

Senator Steve Daines said in a press release a few days ago, “I look forward to hearing directly from Montanans on this legislation.” 

Please give him a call and tell him not to vote for capping Medicaid or otherwise hurting access to mental health care. 

Billings: (406) 245-6822
Bozeman: (406) 587-3446
Great Falls: (406) 453-0148
Kalispell: (406) 257-3765
Missoula: (406) 549-8198
Helena: (406) 443-3189
D.C.: (202) 224-2651

If you don’t feel comfortable leaving message on the phone, you can send an online message at this link. Or you can stop by his office locations listed below.


Thanks joining the fight to protect Montana’s healthcare system and the Montana families who depend upon it!

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