Over the past several years, great strides have been made towards helping women and families gain affordable access to health care and insurance that works for them through health reform. Montana Women Vote will continue to advocate for policies that strengthen the equity and financial accessibility of health care for all Montanans.
As of 2013, women and families have many more options with the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll. When you use the Health Insurance Marketplace, you’ll fill out an application and find out if you can get lower costs on your monthly premiums for private insurance plans. You’ll find out if you qualify for lower out-of-pocket costs.
The Marketplace will also tell you if you or your family members qualify for free or low-cost coverage available through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (Healthy Montana Kids).
The best way to find our more about what health reform means for you and your family and to apply for insurance, check out HealthCare.gov. Their website is full of resources applicable to the health insurance marketplace
Montana-based resources are also available for health coverage information. Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Monica Lindeen, has put together a website to provide you with answers to your questions about health reform. You can also find local organizations and agencies that can help you with enrollment.
Are you interested in working with us as we advocate for health care access in Montana? Sign up to become a volunteer here!