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By Matt Rosendale
Commissioner of Securities & Insurance Montana State Auditor 

Health care improvements thwarted by politics


Too often, real policy improvements get drowned out by political talking points. That is the case right now as nearly all of the health care discussion in Montana is about one flawed health care bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the 2017 legislative session, we saw unprecedented bipartisan action to improve health care. Representative Rob Cook (R-Conrad) carried an important bill to allow my team at the State Auditor’s office to pursue a waiver from the federal government and create a reinsurance system that would have stabilized our insurance market and lowered costs....

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