medicaid

President Trump’s proposed $4.75 trillion budget doesn’t have places like North Dakota in mind. Desired cuts to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) including changes to the premium subsidy for crop insurance, cuts to the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department ...

The cringe-worthy comments continue for Congressman Kevin Cramer. It has been reported that during one of his “radio town halls” that Cramer compared voting for President Trump’s agenda only part of the time is like being faithful to your spouse ...

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 ...

Did Governor Doug Burgum ask his Director of Medicaid Services what her thoughts were on proposed Medicaid changes under the Graham-Cassidy bill? Did he walk down the hall, knock on Maggie Anderson’s door, and ask if there were any concerns ...

Republicans in the U.S. Senate are quietly inching closer to repealing and replacing Obamacare. The last-ditch effort comes after failed attempts earlier this summer. According to reports, the latest version already has 49 GOP votes and only needs one more ...

This morning I wrote about Senator John Hoeven flipping on his previous position and voting in favor of the very unpopular Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). That version of “health care reform” was the first of many to be voted ...

Hours after voting for the motion to proceed on the health care debate, Senator John Hoeven flipped on his constituents and previous public comments and voted for the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The very unpopular BCRA has been roundly ...

Following my Friday post where I stated why I think Governor Doug Burgum needs to tell us his position on Medicaid changes in the Republican “health care” bill, I received messages from individuals around the state. Apparently, constituents have been ...

Yesterday the Senate Republicans released their second version of health care reform. I wrote one thing that was left unchanged from previous versions was the cost shift of Medicaid from the federal government to the states. Because of that persistent ...

The next version of “healthcare reform” has been released by Senate Republicans. Again, there are major concerns in this bill. Some of those concerns are newly created by amendments such as Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s change. Those impacts will be ...