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OVERVIEW: Montana law does not mandate the provision of free care. Even its General Relief Program was largely repealed in 1993. Counties may opt to establish their own Indigent Assistance programs, including programs that provide health care, but they are not required to do so.
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Indigent Assistance – Optional County Program. Counties may choose to provide indigent assistance programs that include health care, preventive care, and wellness programs for individuals who are not eligible for similar state or federal programs. Mont. Code. Ann. § 53-3-116(1). Counties that opt to establish such programs may set their own eligibility requirements and fund the program through mill levies (e.g., property taxes) authorized by law. Mont. Code Ann. § 53-3-116(2).