Katheryn Houghton

Katheryn Houghton

Katheryn Houghton is Montana Correspondent for Kaiser Health News, covering all things health care across the state. That includes health policy and politics, access to treatment, and the business of health care.

Medicaid ‘unwinding’ breeds chaos in states as millions lose coverage

By: , , and - November 2, 2023

More than two dozen people lined up outside a state public assistance office in Montana before it opened to ensure they didn’t get cut off from Medicaid. Callers in Missouri and Florida reported waiting on hold for more than two hours on hotlines to renew their Medicaid coverage. The parents of a disabled man in […]

Biden administration announces boost for rural health care in midterm election push

By: - April 15, 2022

This story was originally published by Kaiser Health News.  As the midterm election season ramps up, the Biden administration wants rural Americans to know it’ll be spending a lot of money to improve health care in rural areas. It has tasked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack with delivering the message that the COVID-19 pandemic exposed long-standing […]