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Video: North Dakota Senate Passes Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Video: North Dakota Senate Passes Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

The North Dakota Senate today brought to the floor HB1362, which contains the expansion of the state Medicaid program originally mandated by Obamacare. The Supreme Court, however, ruled that the states get a choice. With a lot of Republicans saying they dislike the bill but will vote for it, the bill passed on a 33-14

Heitkamp: North Dakota Women Earn Only 73% Of What Men Make

Today is Equal Pay Day, and North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp is celebrating by claiming that women in North Dakota make just 73% of what men make: #NorthDakota #women earn 73 cents for every $1 a man earns.I support #PaycheckFairness because there should be = pay for = work.#EqualPayDay — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) April

California Legislation Would Mandate Fertility Coverage For Homsexuals

It’s simple biological reality that homosexual couplings cannot result in procreation. There’s just no getting around that fact. But in California state legislators are considering a new insurance mandate which would require coverage for infertility treatment for homosexuals who cannot have fertile relations with one another. Legislation has been filed that would require group insurance

Video: Democrats Try To Get Better Treatment For Criminals Under Workers Compensation Laws

I missed it earlier this week, but thanks to an alert reader here’s video from Tuesday of Senate Democrats (lead by Senators George Sinner and Tim Mathern) attempting to amend a bill, HB1080, dealing with workers compensation insurance to give better treatment to criminals than other workers. Under current law, if your workers compensation benefits

Subprime Auto Loans Were Up 18% In 2012

Yesterday we got news that the Obama administration is pushing banks to make subprime home loans again. Today comes word that in 2012, subprime auto loans were up 18%: The Fed’s program, while aimed at bolstering the U.S. housing and labor markets, has also steered billions of dollars into riskier, more speculative corners of the

ND Insurance Department: 27% Of 2013 Individual Health Insurance Premium Increase Is Because Of Obamacare

“Rob, you’ve got to post on the recent BCBS premium hikes,” a reader emailed me last night. “I’m seeing it all over Facebook, but NOBODY in the media is writing about it. We got kicked in the teeth for $75/mo, and we’re on the low plan. I’ve seen as high $150/mo. UNREAL. Why is something

Shocker: Medical Claims Costs To Jump Under The "Affordable Care Act"

Just another of the myriad of ways Obamacare is going to make health care and health insurance more expensive and harder to get: WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical claims costs — the biggest driver of health insurance premiums — will jump an average 32 percent for Americans’ individual policies under President Barack Obama’s overhaul, according to

North Dakota Needs To Privatize Worker's Compensation Insurance

Worker’s compensation insurance is not a free market in North Dakota. The state has, in law, a mandate that companies carry the insurance, and the only entity allowed to provide that insurance in the state is North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance, which is a government entity. That creates a lot of problems for the

Setting The Bar Low For Obamacare: “Let’s just make sure it’s not a third-world experience."

The Obama administration isn’t setting the bar very high for themselves when it comes to the implementation of the “Affordable” Care Act. Amid news that premiums are going to skyrocket under the law, the Obama administration official in charge with overseeing the implementation of the health insurance exchanges just wants to make sure Americans don’t

"Affordable Care Act" Projected To Drive Up North Dakota Insurance Premiums By 56%

In November of last year I interviewed a spokesman for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota who said that, while the full impact of Obamacare is unknown as specific policies and regulations are still be worked out, they were projecting that the impact in the state would be a 15% increase in premiums for

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