Chris Peterson of the Hungry Horse News reports that this fall, Montanans will be able to shop for health insurance in an open marketplace and, depending on their income, they could get significant government help on their premiums. Some states opted to create their own health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Health Care Act, where health care providers compete for business. But Montana didn’t — its health care exchange will be operated by the federal government. The exchange is designed to provide “one-stop shopping” for people to compare “apples to apples” health care plans, according to Montana State Auditor Monica Lindeen. Read the full story here.