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What the Affordable Care Act Means to Montana (and Bridgercare!)

What the heck is going on? The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments on whether the ACA is constitutional. There are three ways they could rule on this… 1. That it is fully constitutional and is allowed to remain a law 2. it is completely unconstitutional and will go away completely 3. that certain [...]

2020-11-11T16:50:02-07:00November 11th, 2020|Clinic Services, Political|

Get registered to vote from home with Forward Montana Foundation!

Have you met one our best friends, the Forward Montana Foundation?? We HAVE to introduce you! This amazing organization is all kinds of awesome: they educate, engage, and organize young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans. Yes, PLEASE! Anyhow, one of the most important elections of [...]

2020-08-26T12:10:00-06:00August 26th, 2020|Political|

Why is Bridgercare Staying in Title X?

Many of you have heard that the federal administration has implemented the Gag Rule, and you may have heard that Bridgercare is staying in the Title X program. And you might have some questions. The Gag Rule is a policy from the current federal administration that affects the Title X program and those who rely [...]

2019-10-24T11:39:17-06:00September 27th, 2019|Clinic Services, Political|

Native American Women Deserve Better

Access to sexual and reproductive healthcare is a basic human right. However, Native American women in Montana face numerous significant barriers to care. Indian Health Services (IHS) is chronically underfunded and understaffed. In Montana, an IHS clinic could be up to an hour and a half drive, and only 30% of local residents have personal [...]

Bridgercare Protests Proposed Gag Rule

On June 26th, Bridgercare ED Stephanie McDowell joined Planned Parenthood and other reproductive rights advocates in Billings to protest the proposed Gag Rule. The proposed Gag Rule would make it it illegal for doctors, nurses, hospitals, community health centers, and any other provider in the Title X program to tell patients how they can safely and legally [...]

2018-12-10T13:18:13-07:00July 12th, 2018|Political|

Who Run The World?

Girls! In a time where each daily news story unveils yet another attack on reproductive health and social justice issues, today we wanted to write a different kind of story – one of hope and a brighter future. Enjoy. What does it mean to be a Peer Educator? Since there is no standardized sexual health [...]

2018-06-28T13:50:18-06:00June 28th, 2018|Education and Parent Resources, Political|

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Polly Story is a Bridgercare donor. Her daughter, Allie Ferguson, is a Bridgercare volunteer. Allie talked with her mom about what Bridgercare means for their family. --- Growing up on a ranch, my mom, Polly, was no stranger to conversations about family planning. At least when it came to the cows. As many Montanans know, [...]

2018-05-23T14:38:36-06:00May 23rd, 2018|Patient Stories, Political|

What is Title X and Why Does it Matter?

First, the X is the Roman numeral for ten, not the letter ‘X’. Saying Title “X” like X-Men brands you a rookie, but we won’t judge. Many people are more familiar with Title 9 (IX), the law passed in 1972 that prohibits discrimination from participation in educational programs or activities (including school sports) that receive [...]

2018-12-10T11:48:52-07:00July 11th, 2017|Political|
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