Eric Whitney appears in the following:
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Many Native Americans have shifted to the Affordable Care Act for health coverage, and in rural Montana that's created jobs. The state could lose 3,000 health care jobs if the ACA is repealed.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Interior Secretary nominee Ryan Zinke's confirmation hearing is scheduled for this week. Energy developers and tribal leaders are cheering. But environmentalists are wary of the Montana congressman.
Friday, December 23, 2016
The Obama administration has said no to many states' requests to take more control over Medicaid. But the incoming Congress and new White House team may be more amenable.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Nationwide, fewer than 10 percent of people who need kidney dialysis do it at home. But close to 40 percent of patients of a Montana doctor do it at home. Medicare is hoping that becomes a trend.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Results are in from a preliminary investigation into the fish killing disease that's caused the unprecedented closure of a long stretch of the Yellowstone River in Montana.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Firefighters call the Roaring Lion Fire one of the worst they've ever seen. A common refrain among evacuees: The Forest Service should more aggressively thin forests to prevent fires and create jobs.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
So far this tourist season, there have been two fatal accidents at Yellowstone National Park. And, you may have heard about the baby bison that had to be euthanized after tourists put it in their car.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
In a blow to the coal industry, a new terminal in the Pacific Northwest was denied approval after opposition from environmental groups and a debate between local Native American tribes.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Grizzly bears in Yellowstone may soon lose protection from the federal government. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed taking the bears off the endangered species list, saying the population has recovered to a self-sustaining number. Opponents dispute that, in part because they say federal biologists aren't sufficiently accounting for climate change threatening their food sources.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Almost twice as many people as expected have signed up for Medicaid, and it has saved Montana $3 million so far, according to a progress report. But the program still has critics.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Mining moves in boom-and-bust cycles. It's busting right now as metals prices are the lowest they've been in years. In states like Montana, that means small mining towns are looking for other options.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
A grizzly bear believed responsible for the death of a hiker in Yellowstone National Park has been captured. Critics say the bear shouldn't be killed for simply acting naturally.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Most people buying Obamacare plans next year are likely to face a small increase in the price of monthly premiums, early numbers suggest. A few plans are asking for steep price hikes, but that's rare.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.
Friday, March 06, 2015
There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
As much as 50,000 gallons of oil has spilled into the Yellowstone River in Montana. Those who live in surrounding cities have been told not to drink tap water. In 2011, more than 60,0...
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
The Affordable Care Act is on the move in Western states, with the governors of Utah, Wyoming and Montana all working on deals with the Obama administration to expand Medicaid in ways tailored to each state.
But getting the federal stamp of approval is just the first hurdle. The governors ...
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
States have a year to get full funding for Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. The governors of Utah, Wyoming and Montana are trying to get the money, but their legislators may derail the efforts.
Monday, December 15, 2014
The city of Libby was home to a mine that blanketed residents in asbestos dust for decades. After years of cleanup, the Environmental Protection Agency now says most of the risk is gone.