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Montanans find insurance alternative, pitfalls, with health care

HELENA INDEPENDENT RECORD “Unfortunately, some of these so called sharing ministries don’t share much at all; they are just con games that are set up to steal money from Christians,” John Morrison, the Moellers’ attorney in their lawsuit against Aliera, said in an email. “They rake in millions and then leave members high and dry when they get sick. It’s a double whammy because people lose their premium dollars and then don’t get the coverage, which means either they don’t get the care they need or they wind up with a huge debt.”          

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Federal Judge Awards Jewish Woman $14 Million

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO A federal judge has awarded $14 million to a Montana realtor in her case against the founder of a neo-Nazi website whose followers threatened her via a “troll storm.” Gersh’s lawyer is a prominent Montana attorney and former Democratic leader, John Morrison. He’s working on behalf of the Southern Poverty Law Center.  “It also sends a message across the country and around the world that this kind of hateful harassment will not be tolerated.” said Morrison.

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Founder of neo-Nazi site should pay $14 million

NBC NEWS John Morrison, an attorney for Gersh, said, “This is a big win for our client, but it also sends an important message that hateful harassment by bigots will not be tolerated in Big Sky Country.” —– A federal magistrate denounced the “particularly egregious and reprehensible nature” of Andrew Anglin’s anti-Semitic intimidation of a Montana woman. “I wanted to make sure that this never happens to anyone else,” said Tanya Gersh, who sued the founder of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer under Montana’s anti-intimidation law.Dan Chung July 15, 2019, 7:28 PM MDT By Alex Johnson The founder and […]

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$7 million in health benefits recovered

BILLINGS GAZETTE Five major Montana hospitals have reached a preliminary $7 million agreement to settle claims made by employees that the hospitals engaged in a kickback scheme in which the hospitals over-paid for health insurance. The hospitals continue to deny any wrongdoing and insist no harm was done, but both sides agreed to settle to avoid a lengthy and expensive legal process, according to documents filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Great Falls. In December 2018, the group of employees filed a complaint saying the hospitals each signed an agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of […]

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Missoula businesses sue Blue Cross Blue Shield

MISSOULA CURRANT Three Missoula businesses have filed suit in District Court alleging that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana added fees to its health insurance plan to provide kickbacks to the Montana Chamber of Commerce as a marketing incentive. “They tacked $5 a month onto everybody’s health insurance premium and gave it to the Chamber as a kickback to incent them to help market the product to a large group of employers across Montana,” said John Morrison, the lead attorney in the case. “You’re not supposed to tack additional amounts onto premiums, and you’re not supposed to pay kickbacks.”   […]

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Fighting Junk Health Plans

LOS ANGELES TIMES John Morrison exposes national fraud in short term health insurance in the case of Charley Butler “It’s inexcusable that a health insurance company would take premiums from someone like Charley Butler and then not even process the claims for months and months after he is diagnosed with cancer,” said the Butlers’ attorney, John Morrison, a former Montana insurance commissioner.

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Nazi hate speech

MONTANA PUBLIC RADIO (MTPR) – By Edward O’Brien • Apr 18, 2017 • “Online campaigns of hate, threats and intimidation have no place in a civil society, and do not enjoy protection under our constitution,” Morrison says.  View More Federal judge: Lawsuit against Andrew Anglin of ‘Daily Stormer’ can proceed, Nazi hate speech isn’t protected In Montana today, a federal judge said the First Amendment doesn’t protect a pro-Nazi internet publisher from being sued for instructing his readers to unleash a “troll storm” that materialized in a barrage of anti-Semitic threats against a Jewish woman and her family in Whitefish. […]

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Health Care Subsidies

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Sept. 22, 2018 – John Morrison, a founder of the Montana co-op, said, “The Trump administration’s decision on cost-sharing payments was the latest in a long line of political decisions made in Washington that fell hardest on new entrants to the insurance market.” Some decisions by Congress and the Obama administration, he said, were also “detrimental to co-ops” — nonprofit health plans that were supposed to increase competition. View More Ruling on Health Care Subsidies Could Prove Costly for Government WASHINGTON — A federal court ruled this month that a Montana insurer is entitled to […]

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