• Montana Lawmakers Seek More Information About Governor’s HEART Fund
    by Keely Larson on 03/02/2023 at 10:00

    Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte’s Healing and Ending Addiction Through Recovery and Treatment fund has spent $5.2 million since 2021. With a proposed increase, providers and lawmakers alike want to tap into the money.

  • As Long-Term Care Staffing Crisis Worsens, Immigrants Can Bridge the Gaps
    by Michelle Andrews on 03/02/2023 at 10:00

    The industry has long relied on immigrants to bolster its ranks, and they’ll be critical to meeting future staffing needs, experts say. But as the baby boom generation fills beds, policymakers are slow to open new pathways for foreign workers.

  • Au Revoir, Public Health Emergency
    on 02/02/2023 at 19:30

    The Biden administration this week announced it would let the covid-19 public health emergency lapse on May 11, even as the Republican-led House was voting to immediately eliminate the special authorities of the so-called PHE. Meanwhile, anti-abortion forces are pressuring legislators to both tighten abortion restrictions and pay for every birth in the nation. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Rachel Roubein of The Washington Post, and Victoria Knight of Axios join KHN’s chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews Hannah Wesolowski of the National Alliance on Mental Illness about the rollout of the national 988 suicide prevention hotline.

  • As Pandemic-Era Medicaid Provisions Lapse, Millions Approach a Coverage Cliff
    by Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News on 02/02/2023 at 10:00

    States are trying to reach millions of Medicaid enrollees to make sure those still eligible remain covered and help others find new health insurance.

  • Nursing Home Owners Drained Cash During Pandemic While Residents Deteriorated
    by Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News on 01/02/2023 at 10:00

    As the federal government debates whether to require higher staffing levels at nursing homes, financial records show owners routinely push profits to sister companies while residents are neglected. “A dog would get better care than he did,” one resident’s wife said.