Matt Volz, Kaiser Health News

Matt Volz

Kaiser Health News

Helena, MT, United States

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Recent articles by Matt:

5 Things to Know About Health Care Changes in Montana

The covid pandemic drove major changes to Montana health policies, including the permanent expansion of telehealth regulations, a pullback on local public health officials’ authority and the easing… → Read More

The Boom in Out-of-State Telehealth Threatens In-State Providers

Health provider conflicts, fraud and access disparity temper the covid telehealth revolution. → Read More

As Demand for Mental Health Care Spikes, Budget Ax Set to Strike

Legislators in statehouses across the U.S. face the dual challenge of budgeting in a covid-crippled economy while planning for the pandemic’s long-term effects on mental health and substance abuse … → Read More

Montana’s Mask Mandate in Doubt With Incoming Governor

Republican Greg Gianforte said that he will encourage people to wear masks and wear one himself when he’s sworn in as governor, but that he trusts Montana residents to make the right health decisio… → Read More

Trump’s Lame-Duck Status Leaves Governors to Wing It on COVID

As coronavirus cases surge, state officials can’t afford to wait for a new president to take office before taking action. But some governors’ initiatives seem to be little more than policy tweaks o… → Read More

Despite Pandemic Threat, Gubernatorial Hopefuls Avoid COVID Nitty-Gritty

As the pandemic continues to cast shadows on everyday life, some candidates for governor are talking about everything except the specifics of how they would manage COVID-19 into the future. → Read More

COVID Plans Put to Test as Firefighters Crowd Camps for Peak Wildfire Season

Thousands of firefighters from across the U.S. have converged on the West as the wildfire season enters its peak. The inherently dangerous job now carries the additional risk of COVID-19 transmissi… → Read More

As Long Waits for Results Render COVID Tests ‘Useless,’ States Seek Workarounds

With COVID-19 tests bogged down in backlogs, some states that relied on private laboratories, such as Quest Diagnostics, are trying to adapt as caseloads rise. → Read More

Tiny Montana school to be among first in US to reopen

A tiny public school in Montana will be among the first in the U.S. to resume classroom teaching this week after being closed for nearly two months due to the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

Virus, stalled economy raise Democratic hopes to take Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bullock was the lame-duck governor of solidly red Montana, fresh off a failed Democratic presidential bid, when he pivoted and announced he’d challenge Republican Sen.... → Read More

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announces run for Senate

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday he will try to unseat first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines, giving Democrats a boost in their effort to take control of the Senate in November. Bullock's decision to run is an abrupt about-face made at the last minute for the two-term governor, who ended his long-shot bid for president in December and had repeatedly insisted he had no interest in… → Read More

AP sources: Montana Gov. Bullock considering Senate race

Democrat Steve Bullock, the Montana governor who has insisted he won’t run for the Senate, is poised to do just that, according to two people familiar with his plans. Bullock has long been a Democratic favorite and has been heavily wooed to take on Republican Sen. Steve Daines. Democrats are straining → Read More

Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town

Police in Utah say a boy opened fire inside a home, killing three children and a woman → Read More

Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town

A boy armed with a gun killed three children and a woman inside a Utah home, then accompanied a fifth victim to a hospital, where he was arrested, police said Saturday. → Read More

Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town

A boy armed with a gun killed three children and a woman inside a Utah home, then accompanied a fifth victim to a hospital, where he was arrested, police said Saturday. → Read More

Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town

A boy armed with a gun killed three children and a woman inside a Utah home, then accompanied a fifth victim to a hospital, where he was arrested, police said → Read More

Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town

Police in Utah say a boy opened fire inside a home, killing three children and a woman → Read More

Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town

A boy armed with a gun killed three children and a woman inside a Utah home, then accompanied a fifth victim to a hospital, where he was arrested, police said Saturday. Police were still trying to piece together who’s who and what happened leading up to Friday night’s shooting in Granstville, a town of 11,000 […] → Read More

Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town

Police in Utah say a boy opened fire inside a home, killing three children and a woman. → Read More

Democrat Steve Bullock ends struggling presidential campaign

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he’s ending his Democratic presidential campaign, saying it’s → Read More