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More Montanans Accessing Care for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Because Of Medicaid Expansion


The Montana Healthcare Foundation released a new report that shows that Montana’s Medicaid expansion program has supported significant improvements in the state’s behavioral health system, increasing its capacity to prevent and treat mental illness and substance use disorders. Moreover, with Medicaid expansion now providing a consistent payment source for substance use disorder treatment services, Montana’s budget for preventing harmful drug and alcohol use has doubled between 2016 and 2020.

“Medicaid expansion is fueling an expansion of Montana’s prevention and treatment system...

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