Rosendale criticizes veto by governor again

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By: Phil Drake

For the second time this month, Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Matt Rosendale criticized Gov. Bullock’s decision to veto a bill regarding changes to health care.

Senate Bill 362, which the Democratic governor vetoed Monday, would have required a basic amount of transparency in health care pricing to empower Montanans with more knowledge of the costs of health care procedures and what their insurance covers, Rosendale said Tuesday, calling the governor “short-sighted.”

“I’m very disappointed that the governor chose to side with big insurance and health care companies who don’t want to be accountable to their customers, instead of standing with Montanans burdened by high, and often hidden, costs,” Rosendale, a Republican, said in a news release.

He said it was the most “modest health care price transparency bill of the legislative session, but apparently the governor is opposed to even taking that first baby step toward empowering consumers.”

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