Montana health coverage open enrollment running smoothly

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By: Jonathon Ambarian

This year, the open enrollment period was roughly half as long as in previous years, after a change in a federal government rule. But State Auditor Matt Rosendale, Montana’s insurance and securities commissioner, said it doesn’t appear the shorter window will affect the number of people who sign up.

“The insurers have told me that everything is going smooth; the numbers are coming in where they anticipated them to be,” Rosendale said…

Rosendale, a Republican and an opponent of the Affordable Care Act, said he wants the federal government to loosen its requirements for health care coverage. He said that could eventually lead to less expensive options for consumers in Montana.

In the meantime, though, Rosendale said the best thing for Montanans to do is thoroughly research the options they have today.

“Make sure that you’re comparing apples to apples, so that you get the health care that addresses your needs,” he said. “Then find the plan that best accommodates your budget.”

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