Ideas in Action: Montana Senator Cary Smith


When he saw the problems in health care that were affecting people his state, Montana Senator Cary Smith left no rock unturned in his efforts to solve the problems. With no aide and no secretary, he tenaciously took on opponents within the state to pass Right to Shop legislation in 2017—and by building a coalition of individuals who knew that the state’s health care costs were unsustainable, Senator Smith helped successfully pass the reform.

Senator Smith’s commitment to the people of his state and his tenacity in taking on difficult issues is unparalleled. But to him, it’s just the part of his responsibility to serve. Watch Montana Senator Cary Smith’s journey to prove that commonsense health care reforms aren’t Republican or Democratic issues—they’re human issues.