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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday December 24, 2023 ( 4 items )  

ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN HEALTH FORUM: STATES MUST TAKE ACTION TO ENSURE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES HAVE MEDICAID COVERAGE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- The Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum issued the following statement on Dec. 18, 2023: * * * Today, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services released an instructional bulletin to all states and U.S. territories requiring them to ensure Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligible individuals retain their coverage during the state's Medicaid Unwinding period. CMS released additional data that nine states, Texas, Florida, Georgia, O  more

Food & Water Watch: Groups Sue Montana Over Unlawful Factory Farm Water Pollution Permit
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- The Food and Water Watch issued the following news release on Dec. 18, 2023: On Friday, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Food & Water Watch and Center for Food Safety sued the Montana Department of Environmental Quality over its statewide water pollution permit for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), also called factory farms. The groups are challenging Montana's revised CAFO General Permit, issued November 15, 2023, which lacks monitoring provisions to track and m  more

Protect Our Care: Biden Administration Fights to Protect Medicaid Coverage for Children and Families Across the Nation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Protect Our Care issued the following statement on Dec. 18, 2023: * * * Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new data brief and informational bulletin to states to ensure eligible children maintain Medicaid and CHIP coverage as states continue to reassess their Medicaid rolls following the end of pandemic-era continuous eligibility requirements. The brief shows that nine states -- Texas, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Arkansas, South Dakota, Id  more

WildEarth Guardians: Lawsuit Aims to Halt Destructive Clearcutting in Grizzly Country on Yellowstone's Doorstep
MISSOULA, Montana, Dec. 19 -- WildEarth Guardians issued the following news release on Dec. 18, 2023: Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for authorizing a massive logging and road-building project adjacent to Yellowstone National Park that would hinder threatened grizzly bear recovery in the region and destroy huge swaths of mature forests. The South Plateau Landscape Area Treatment Project (SPLAT) would clearcut more th  more