health care

Yesterday NDGOP candidates and officials attempted to “set the record straight” on their actions regarding health care. The attempt took place at a press conference in Bismarck. Reading the reports from journalists in attendance, there were quite a few misleading ...

Following last week’s acknowledgment from Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread that he had “assisted” Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem in the latest health care lawsuit, I submitted an open record request. I wanted to see what kind of assistance the Insurance Department ...

It seems history continues to be left out of reports and statements supporting the latest attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act. With the increasing talk of state flexibility, we must point out what the North Dakota Legislature rejected in ...

A lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act has again placed the spotlight on health care in the midterm election. The lawsuit, originating with the Texas Attorney General, has the support and signature of North Dakota’s Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. ...

Last night President Trump officially nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court during a prime-time ceremony. The onslaught of political dollars will begin to flood into states like North Dakota to try and influence not only the opinion of our ...

Late last week, the Trump Administration through the Department of Justice said they would not defend key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The move may jeopardize protections for pre-existing conditions. Their decision came in a lawsuit brought by Republican-led ...

By Ryan Taylor, former state senator and USDA Rural Development state director; and Karen Ehrens, food, health and public policy advocate This week we had #GivingTuesday, and last week, Thanksgiving. They’re both starts to what many of us celebrate as ...

In a moment of on-record candor, the Griggs County Commission blast the North Dakota Legislature for their handling of the state’s budget. Offering their disapproval during a discussion of NDSU Extension Services funding, the biannual budgeting was described as “disgusting” ...

Open enrollment for health insurance begins today and runs through December 15th. Following years of empty campaign promises and symbolic repeal votes, Obamacare is still the law of the land. That means the individual mandate to purchase health insurance remains. ...

Late last night President Trump, in his continued attempt to undermine insurance markets, decided to end the cost-sharing reductions (CSR) to insurance companies. The subsidies are to help low-income consumers with out-of-pocket costs. The late-night decision to destabilize markets comes down ...