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No current plan for next meeting of legislative COVID-19 panel

There are no imminent plans for the Legislature's COVID-19 panel to meet again "unless we have a situation in which we need to act...

News analysis: Is big pharma behind insulin legislation?

Last week, during a tense exchange in the Montana House Human Service Committee meeting, Montana Blue Cross/Blue Shield executive John Doran said the effort...

Comparing death tolls from COVID is difficult, fraught

Counting the dead is one of the first, somber steps in reckoning with an event of enormous tragic scope, be it war, a natural...

When 100 million doses is not enough

April 30 will mark the end of the first 100 days of President Joe Biden’s tenure. That’s a benchmark presidents often set for making...

When your turn comes, don’t worry about the numbers

When getting vaccinated against covid-19, there’s no sense being picky. You should take the first authorized vaccine that’s offered, experts say. The newest covid vaccine...

Biden sticks with massive $1.9 trillion bill

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday he’s seeking to “act fast” on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package he’s proposed, endorsing the path...

Long-haul COVID cases cast new light on Chronic Fatigue sufferers

Four weeks after San Diego pediatric nurse Jennifer Minhas fell ill with covid-19 last March, her cough and fever had resolved, but new symptoms...

Two studies conclude Medicaid expansion in Montana has been extremely successful

It's not a surprise to the Montana Healthcare Foundation or the Headwaters Foundation that Medicaid expansion has been successful. Still, experts say they're surprised...

Bill preventing ACA insurance from covering abortions in Montana passes House...

The state House on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to legislation to prevent most abortions from being covered by insurance purchased on the healthcare exchange. Lawmakers...

‘Fauci effect’ hits Montana

The University of Montana received three applications for its master’s in public health by the priority deadline in January last year. This year, UM...

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