Posted: May 14, 2012 6:04 PM by Irina Cates (KPAX News)
Updated: May 15, 2012 10:14 AM
MISSOULA- Some Missoula health care providers say they want the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a law that helps millions of Americans.
Monday marked the beginning of the National Women's Health Week and the folks with Missoula Partnership Heath say they want the nation's top court to uphold the Affordable Care Act. They say it guarantees no-cost cancer screenings, check-ups and birth control.
They also say with this law in place, in two years, insurance companies won't be able to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.
"The uninsured rates in Montana continue to increase. Two years ago, the uninsured in Missoula County was at 19%. Today it's about 23%," Missoula Partnership Health Center Director Kim Mansch said.
Monday's event in Missoula was one of dozens happening around the country. Click here to learn more about the Affordable Care Act.