Conrad: N.D. will get $2 billion in benefits from health care reformBISMARCK—North Dakota will see more than $2 billion in benefits in the next 10 years as a result of federal health care reform, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said Friday.
BISMARCK—North Dakota will see more than $2 billion in benefits in the next 10 years as a result of federal health care reform, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said Friday.
Conrad had a news conference at the AARP headquarters in Bismarck “to clarify elements of the health care law and the benefits that it will bring to North Dakota.”
Conrad was responding to recent remarks from state Republican lawmakers that the health care law will increase costs for North Dakotans by about $1.1 billion over the next 10 years.
Industry, Business and Labor Committee Chairman Rep. George Keiser, R-Bismarck, recently said Conrad’s office should look at how the numbers were reached “and tell us where we’re wrong.”
On Friday, Conrad called the study put out by the state committee “very deeply flawed.”
“There’s a lot of misinformation that’s been circulated and misleading information, so this is one more attempt to set the record straight,” Conrad said.
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