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N.D. Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks during a question-and-answer session Wednesday afternoon with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

What Heidi Heitkamp Isn’t Talking About: Obamacare Didn’t Improve the Uninsured Problem and It Didn’t Make Insurance Cheaper

What Heidi Heitkamp Isn’t Talking About: Obamacare Didn’t Improve the Uninsured Problem and It Didn’t Make Insurance Cheaper

With early voting beginning next month we are fast approaching the zenith in North Dakota’s nationally important U.S. Senate race (or the nadir, depending on how cynical you are). In the home stretch Democrats have turned to a robust defense of Obamacare as a life preserver for their incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp who is trailing

Congressman Kevin Cramer visits with Madison Rodgers, left, and Sierra Heitkamp of the North Dakota Young Republicans at the 2018state Republican convention at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Kevin Cramer: Common-Sense Approach to Health Care

This guest post was submitted by Congressman Kevin Cramer, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2018. No issue touches all of us and our families more closely than health care.  Access to professional medical services when and where we need them is a key factor in our quality of life. These services need to

Jon Godfread during his 2016 campaign Insurance Commissioner.

Insurance Commissioner: Obamacare Continues to “Destabilize” North Dakota’s Insurance Markets

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announced today that his office would be doing some research into reforms for the state’s insurance markets. “As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to destabilize North Dakota’s individual health insurance market and federal health care reform efforts continue to face significant challenges, the Department is studying various state

Will Holley: Congress Should Stop Propping up High Drug Prices and Pass CREATES Act

This guest post was submitted by Will Holley. Congress and the Administration are poised to deliver on one of the key promises made to voters during the last election cycle: lowering out-of-control prescription drug prices. The Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act is a bipartisan piece of legislation that would take

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., talks to Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., during a Senate hearing. Must credit: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

Does Anyone Actually Know What Senator Heidi Heitkamp Wants to Do on Healthcare?

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp talks a big game about being a centrist moderate who likes to work with Republicans. That this desire to work with Republicans is more manifest the closer Heitkamp is to an election year in this deeply Republican state is noteworthy, and perhaps an indication that Heitkamp’s words are something less

A still image from video shows U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who had been recuperating in Arizona after being diagnosed with brain cancer, speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate after returning to Washington for a vote on healthcare reform in Washington, U.S., July 25, 2017. SENATE TV/Handout via REUTERS

John Andrist: A Problem Which Defies a Solution

The score is even now. It’s a dead heat, and I think we are headed for overtime. When the Affordable Care Act was enacted with practically no study, the Democrats were determined to ram it through. They didn’t really care what. Remember, Nancy Pelosi made her infamous comment: “We have to pass it to see

Sen. John Hoeven. File photo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Audio: Senator John Hoeven Takes Questions on Health Care/Health Insurance Reform

Senator John Hoeven was on my radio show today for a full hour taking questions and comments about health care and health insurance reform. He’s taken some criticism for failing to hold town hall events on this subject. I was happy to offer my show as a platform for dialogue, though I hope the Senator

Sen. John Hoeven accepts the endorsement for U.S. Senate during the NDGOP convention Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Senator John Hoeven Taking Your Questions on Health Care Reform Today

Senator John Hoeven has come under fire from critics over the health care issue. Voters want to know where he stands. They want a chance to question him. After reading this letter to the editor calling on Hoeven to host a town hall to take questions about this issue I reached out to him and

Indivisible FM organized a protest in south Fargo Saturday, May 6, against U.S. House passage of a health care bill. Helmut Schmidt / The Forum

Jon Godfread: Don’t Get Sucked Into False Claims and Overblown Statements in Health Care Debate

With the recent passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by the U.S. House of Representatives, it is important to have an honest and truthful discussion regarding what the AHCA is and what it is not. But before we get into that, what does the health insurance marketplace look like in North Dakota? There

Jon Godfread during his 2016 campaign Insurance Commissioner.

Audio: Insurance Commissioner Says Lawmakers Should Have Saved More Days for Health Care Issues

I had Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread on my radio show yesterday to talk about the health care reform debate taking place in Washington D.C. and how it might impact North Dakota. “I like some of the ideas in there,” he said of the bill passed by the House last week, but warned that any reform

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