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North Dakota Human Services Advertising Medicaid Expansion After Just 1,700 People Enroll

North Dakota Human Services Advertising Medicaid Expansion After Just 1,700 People Enroll

Earlier this morning a friend of mine in the radio business emailed me a couple of audio files (see above) which were sent to him by the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The files are ad spots promoting Medicaid enrollment that DHS wants aired, gratis. “The state wants me to run free promos for

Shocker: Obamacare Costs Already Being Dumped On The States

This is bad news for states like North Dakota which have already approved the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid. The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a stop-gap measure for those who cannot get health insurance now until the Obamacare mandate kicks in next year, is running out of money because – surprise! – it has major cost

Despite Booming Economy, North Dakota Human Services Budget Breaks Record

North Dakota has one of the healthiest economies in the nation – the unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, and personal incomes are growing the fastest in the nation – but you couldn’t tell that from the growth in the state’s Human Services budget. At the beginning of the legislative session I pointed

Bombshell: Study Finds Medicaid Has Little Impact On Health

The Obamacare law pushes states to expand their Medicaid programs to serve as a landing pad for all the lower-income people who will likely lose their health insurance as the law becomes fully implemented. Here in North Dakota our legislature, and Governor Jack Dalrymple, passed the expansion which will represent in a 46% increase in

NDGOP Brags Up Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Today the NDGOP sent out their first ever GOP Update, which mimics a daily email and social media blast the state’s Democrats have been doing for some time. We’re excited to announce the first issue of GOP Update, an at-a-glance look at the big stories happening in… fb.me/2OfP7he3a — ND Republican Party (@NDGOP) April 19,

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Governor Jack Dalrymple Signs Obamacare Expansion Of Medicaid Into Law

There was no question that he was going to sign it – Governor Jack Dalrymple slipped the expansion into his Human Services budget before the legislative session even began – but it’s depressing to see it happen none-the-less. BISMARCK — Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed legislation to expand Medicaid to cover more uninsured residents

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

Medicaid Expansion May Cost North Dakota $0.25 For Every Dollar In Federal Money Accepted

The Senate will be addressing HB1362, which includes an expansion of the state Medicaid program as called for by Obamacare, some time this week. It was on the chamber’s calendar for yesterday, but they never brought it up on the floor. But before the Senators sign off on what the House already voted for, it’s

Study: Turns Out Federal Money Isn't Free Money For North Dakota

The North Dakota Policy Council, in partnership with Columbia Economics, has released a study about the impact of federal grants on state spending. Not surprisingly, it turns out that federal money isn’t free money. Not only does it cost us all as federal tax payers, but by accepting the money the state ends up inflating

Some ND Legislators Clearly Apprehensive About Vote For Obamacare Expansion Of Medicaid

“I attended a Legislative Forum Sunday night and this was distributed to us,” a reader told me in an email last night attaching the document below which was apparently written by Rep. Alan Fehr (R-Dickinson). “I asked why ND was one of only 6 who are considering signing up for this and was told that