BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota to expand Medicaid coverage
By Ryan Schuster
Earlier this month North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation allowing the state to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 20,000 North Dakotans who dont currently qualify... Posted on 4/29/13 at 9:41 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Mathern joins fight to protect health care
Sen. Tim Mathern, D-Fargo, sent out a news release last night, saying he is helping to fight an effort by state attorney generals to overturn health care reforms.
Mathern said he and other state legi... Posted on 11/17/10 at 10:21 AM
HEALTHBEAT Busting the malpractice myths
It's a common view that malpractice lawsuits are clogging up the American legal system and that many, if not most, patients who sue wind up with multimillion-dollar settlements.
But is this belief ... Posted on 11/11/10 at 6:39 PM
The U.S. immigration system would undergo dramatic changes under a bipartisan Senate bill that puts a new focus on prospective immigrants' merit and employment potential, while seeking to end illegal immigration once and for all by creating legal avenues for workers to come here.
Pope Francis named eight cardinals from around the globe Saturday to advise him on running the Catholic Church and reforming the Vatican bureaucracy, marking his first month as pope with a major initiative to reflect the universal nature of the church in key governing decisions.
High-tech leaders including the former heads of AOL and Mozilla are organizing a "virtual march for immigration reform" aimed at pressuring lawmakers to enact sweeping changes to the nation's immigration laws.
When lawmakers consider vital but sensitive reforms, they know there’s only one way to get to yes: Together. Members of both parties must vote “Aye” to make sure one side doesn’t hold the reforms against the other at election time.
One such proposal is looming
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent the White House its first rollback of last year's health care law Tuesday, a bipartisan repeal of a burdensome tax reporting requirement that's widely unpopular with businesses. Even President Barack Obama is eager to see it gone.
It was hard to miss the full-page advertisement on page A2 of the The Jamestown Sun Jan. 24 signed by Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., titled “Open letter to the people of North Dakota from Senator Kent Conrad.”
The purpose? To assure us that the health care reform passed by the 111th Congress and signed by President Barack Obama, “takes us in the right direction” and “we are putting our nation back on a more sound long-term fiscal course.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Swiftly honoring a campaign pledge, newly empowered Republicans pushed legislation to repeal the nation's year-old health care overhaul through the House Wednesday night, brushing aside implacable opposition in the Senate and a veto threat from President Barack Obama.
Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., announced Friday that he will serve as an original co-sponsor for a bill that would repeal the health care reform legislation passed by Congress last March.
The “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act” was sponsored by Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and is expected to be voted on in the House next week.
Forum Communications Co. Report
, January 08, 2011
In light of the resurgent controversy surrounding the Affordable Care Act, Freedom Resource Center would like to draw attention to the benefits included in the bill for the disabled population. Though we believe changes can be made to the bill, we ask our elected officials to consider the implications of their actions in regard to the disabled community.
You know the old adage “look before you leap?” As efforts ramp up to repeal health care reform in Congress, we should take a long look at what that will mean for the quality of health care we have available to us here.
WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down on lending practices and expanding consumer protections to prevent a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that knocked the economy to its knees.
A year in the making and 22 months after the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered a worldwide panic in credit and other markets, the bill cleared its final hurdle with a 60-39 Senate vote. It now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature, expected as early as Wednesday.
By Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press
, July 16, 2010
Strong financial reform is needed as never before. Left unregulated, too many financial institutions and wealthy corporations have become irresponsible and arrogantly self-serving. The result has been an economic disaster for the country, but a boon for those whose reckless management mimics that of self-centered individuals too engrossed in themselves to be aware of other peoples’ rights. The time has come to demonstrate a maturity that takes into consideration the common good.
Wall Street reform legislation now being considered by the Senate “moves in the right direction,” but it’s not as “aggressive” as Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., would like it to be, he told the Herald Thursday.
The reform made it through a key vote Thursday afternoon as senators voted 60-40 to approve a cloture motion, which limits debate and final votes on amendments to the bill to 30 additional hours.
By Ryan Johnson, Forum Communications Co.
, May 21, 2010
Health care reform legislation will mean about 132,000 North Dakotans under the age of 65 will no longer be at risk of being denied insurance coverage because of a pre-existing medical condition, according to a report released Thursday.
Families USA, a national organization for health care consumers based in Washington, D.C., commissioned a study to analyze how the reform passed in March would affect people across the country and in North Dakota.
By Ryan Johnson, Forum Communications Co.
, May 14, 2010
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