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Largest Insurer In Minnesota’s Obamacare Exchange Is Pulling Out

Largest Insurer In Minnesota’s Obamacare Exchange Is Pulling Out

Turns out, Obamacare isn’t good for business. PreferredOne Health Insurance — which had the lowest costs and most customers of all the insurance companies in MNsure’s first year  — says it won’t participate in the state’s health care exchange next year. A spokesman for PreferredOne, which is based in Golden Valley, told KSTP news that

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Surprise: Post-Obamacare Deductibles Going Through The Roof

Supporters of Obamacare took a victory lap when the first premium numbers were released for 2015 and the increases weren’t quite so “scary” as first thought. But there’s a reason for that. As USA Today reports, premiums aren’t going up so much because policyholders are seeing big hikes to out-of-pocket expenses: A report out today

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North Dakota’s Largest Health Insurer Subpoenaed In Obamacare Exchange Investigation

When Fargo-based Noridian (which provides health insurance to most North Dakotans as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota) got involved in Maryland’s Obamacare exchange it ended up costing the company nearly $73 million. It also cost former CEO Paul von Ebers his job. Now it looks like the company is part of a federal

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James Kerian: North Dakota Showcases The Power Of Competition

North Dakota’s elected officials like to take credit for our state’s booming economy. Their challengers like to point out that no incumbent every put oil in the ground. Some of North Dakota’s policy makers say that if other states did things our way the country would be in much better shape economically. Others retort that

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James Kerian: The Party Matters

North Dakota conservatives often complain that we don’t get much for the Republicans holding every office in Bismarck that is elected on the state wide ballot and a supermajority in both houses of the state legislature. Spending at the state level has grown astronomically. The crony capitalism of targeted sales and property tax exemptions has

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Rod St. Aubyn: States Should Have Taken The Lead On Health Insurance Reform

In last week’s post, I brought up the failures of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or as many refer to it as “ObamaCare”) in controlling health care costs in addition to many other failures. As I indicated, I prefer that health care reform be a state solution versus the power grab by the Federal government.

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Rod St. Aubyn: Where Are Obamacare’s Health Care Cost Savings?

I’m sure many have seen the recent news story of the Minnesota restaurant that started to charge and display on the receipt a new surcharge for the cost of the recently passed minimum wage increase. I have often wished that health insurers were required to itemize on their premium notices the new costs that are

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Did Obamacare Prompt Grand Forks Union To Strike?

Employees of J.R. Simplot in Grand Forks have voted to go on strike and were picketing as of yesterday. According to the Grand Forks Herald, their reasoning for going on strike were longer shifts, changing their pensions into 401k plans and…increased contributions to their health insurance plans: The strike came shortly after an employee vote to

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LegitSlater: Real VA Reform Will Come When The VA Gets Out Of Caring For Our Vets

The weekend brought news that Congress had reached a tentative agreement in principle to “fix” the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has been in the news recently when it was discovered 18 veterans died while on a secret waiting list for care at their Phoenix facility. An inspector general’s report in May also found roughly 1,700

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