Support HB 2: Funding for Mental Health System
Raise your voice for a better Montana by testifying on this bill. Write out your comments in advance, then follow the link to sign up to testify or submit written comment
What: Hearing on Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee
HB 2: Funding for Mental Health System
When: Tuesday, January 17th 8AM-12PM
Where: Room 102, MUST SELECT HB2 TO TESTIFY IN APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEES
The state is facing a mental health crisis – and one of the main barriers to access to care is a lack of providers. We need to pay our providers a competitive rate, or else Montana will never be able to address the state’s mental health care deserts.
The Governor commissioned a study that proved in order for MT to retain health care workers, the state needed to dramatically increase provide rates – the state simply isn’t paying these critical workers the wages they deserve. The Governor ignored his own study – and is only proposing ONE THIRD of what the study recommended.
The state needs to fund 100% of the suggested rates from the Guidehouse study