Affordable Care Act opponent says the act is not affordable

GraboyesThe mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” goes into full effect next year, requiring uninsured individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. Businesses with 50 or more employees must also provide health insurance for their workers, or be penalized. The National Federation of Independent Business opposed the Act and remains one of its harshest critics. Their senior health care adviser, Robert Graboyes (“Gray-boys”), will be in Montana next week, to talk with business owners about the Act’s impact. In this feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Graboyes about his objections to Obamacare – and his predictions…

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Sally Mauk talks taxes, spending and gun control with Congressman-elect Steve Daines…

Steve Daines    Montana’s new Congressman, Bozeman Republican Steve Daines, will be sworn in January 3rd. It’s likely he’ll be dealing with the “fiscal cliff” issue right off the bat. In this feature interview, Daines talks with News Director Sally Mauk about what he sees as necessary to reach a bipartisan agreement. They also talk about another hot issue the new Congress will be debating: gun control….

Sally Mauk talks with Republican U.S. House candidate Steve Daines…

Republican businessman Steve Daines of Bozeman has led the race for the U.S. House both in fundraising and in the polls, but he’s not taking anything for granted. The former executive of RightNow Technologies emphasizes his business experience. In this feature interview, he talks with News Director Sally Mauk about everything from creationism to climate change…

 

Sally Mauk talks with U.S. House democratic candidate Kim Gillan….

    Billings state legislator Kim Gillan hopes she can reclaim Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House for Democrats – but she faces an uphill battle against the better-funded campaign of Bozeman Republican businessman Steve Daines. In this feature interview, Gillan talks with News Director Sally Mauk about her hopes for Montana’s future, which include more development of the state’s natural resources…

Sally Mauk talks spending and cutting, death and taxes with Denny Rehberg…

Jan and Denny Rehberg, Sally Mauk

Either Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg or Democratic Senator Jon Tester will be out of a job soon, as Montana voters decide which one they want to be in the U.S. Senate for the next six years. Their high profile race has attracted millions of dollars spent on attack ads and mailers and phone calls that have bombarded voters’ homes for months now.
In tonight’s feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Congressman Rehberg, about why he’s giving up his House seat to make this run for the Senate…

AARP President Robert Romasco on ‘Graying of Montana’ Conference and the aging of America

Robert Romasco

The Montana Chapter of the AARP is hosting a two day conference in Helena focusing on the changing landscape for the state’s aging population.

The ‘Graying of Montana’ conference will feature economists and policy leaders talking about how these shifting demographics are likely to affect the state moving forward.

The national President of AARP, Robert Romasco, is giving Monday evening’s keynote address at the Red Lion Inn.

Romasco sat down with Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce to speak about the national debates on social security and medicare, and the particular challenges faced by those aging in a rural state.

This is Romasco’s first trip to Montana.

He says he’s glad to see the ‘Graying of Montana’ conference look at the long term impacts of aging on state budgets and services. Romasco says the entire country’s age profile is changing and Montana is aging faster than the rate nationwide, particularly in the state’s shrinking rural areas.

Find out more about the ‘You’ve Earned a Say’ initiative here

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Sally Mauk talks with AARP’s John Hishta about the politics of Medicare…

AARP is pleased the future of Medicare is getting a lot of attention in the presidential race – but they’re not so pleased President Obama quoted the organization in a new campaign ad. In this feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with AARP’s senior vice president John Hishta about why – and about pushing the Medicare debate beyond soundbites…