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ND Insurance Commissioner To Discuss Obamacare With The President Today

ND Insurance Commissioner To Discuss Obamacare With The President Today

“North Dakota Insurance Commissioner and NAIC President Adam Hamm will  discuss 2015 health insurance market and enrollment issues under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with President Obama, U.S. Health and Human Services officials and other staff in Washington, D.C.  on Thursday, April 17.” That’s what I just got in a press release from Hamm’s office


Convenient: Changes To Census Survey Will Make It Difficult Measure Impact Of Obamacare

Just in time for America to start measuring the impacts of Obamacare on the goal of insuring previously uninsured Americans, the US Census bureau has announced that they’ve changed their questioning about health insurance. The new methodology will result in fewer people being counted as uninsured. Which is convenient, no? WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau,


Thanks To Obamacare, Individual Insurance Plans Aren’t Available

Chalk up another victory for Obamacare: WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. With limited exceptions, insurance


How Much Will Noridian’s Maryland Obamacare Adventure Cost North Dakotans?

Maryland’s state’s health insurance exchange isn’t working and that may have fallout for North Dakota insurance customers. The state’s exchange went crashed shortly after the Oct. 1 launch date and hasn’t worked consistently since. Earlier this week a state board overseeing Maryland’s exchange voted to move away from their existing system and instead partner with a company

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Senator Heidi Heitkamp Backs Big Changes To Obamacare

With Democrats looking extremely vulnerable this election cycle, particularly Senate Democrats, a group of self-styled Democrat moderates (and one independent) have joined forces to propose some major changes for Obamacare. North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp is one along with Senator Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana; Senator Mark Begich, D-Alaska; Senator Mark Warner; D-Virginia; Senator Angus King, I-Maine;


Should You Have To Pay A Tax To Live In Accordinace With Your Conscience?

At the Supreme Court yesterday, left wing justices questioning lawyers representing Hobby Lobby suggested that the company wasn’t really mandated to provide contraception coverage they find immoral. After all, according to Justice Elena Kagan, the company could just drop insurance for all employees and pay a $2,000/employee tax: There’s one penalty that is if the


Just 53% Of North Dakotans “Enrolled” In Obamacare Have Paid First Month’s Premium.

Last night the Obama administration, clearly acting out of concern about hitting enrollment goals, allowed Americans to get an extension on the individual mandate based on the honor system. As long as someone claims they’ve tried to sign up through the exchange for insurance before April 1st they can get an extension, and the feds