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James Kerian: Heidi Heitkamp’s Obamacare Extremism

James Kerian: Heidi Heitkamp’s Obamacare Extremism

It has been previously demonstrated on this blog that “extremist” is the new favorite word of the Democrat party in North Dakota. If you believe that the debt ceiling should not be raised until something (anything) is done to bring federal spending under control then the Democrat party will be happy to inform you that

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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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Obamacare Has Done Little To Expand Health Insurance Coverage In North Dakota

Back before Obamacare was the law, the Obama administration claimed that some 70,000 North Dakotans were without health insurance. When the Obamacare law’s expansion of the state Medicaid program was being debated in the Legislature last year, it was estimated that the expansion would attract some 30,000 new enrollees. The reality of Obamacare’s impact in

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Did A Federal Court Just Gut Obamacare?

Back when the Supreme Court upheld the legality of Obamacare’s individual mandate, folks on the left were fond of taunting conservative critics by saying Obamacare is “the law.” Anyone else remember this smug tweet from the official White House account? Well, in an ironic twist of fate, a federal appeals court just issued Obamacare a

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The Supreme Court Is Not Inhibiting A Woman’s Access To Contraception

In the wake of this morning’s Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare’s contraception mandate, the narrative coming from the left suggests that a woman’s right to access contraception is under attack. Senator Elizabeth Warren accuses SCOTUS of denying women access to basic care: Can't believe we live in a world where we'd even consider letting big

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Supreme Court Sides With Hobby Lobby, Gives Obama Another Loss

It’s been an inauspicious Supreme Court term for the Obama administration. First SCOTUS overturned Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, pointing out that Congress and not the President decides when Congress is in recess. Now today the Supreme Court has ruled that Hobby Lobby can’t be forced to provide contraception coverage in

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North Dakota Obamacare Enrollments Actually Worse Than Even House Republicans Have Said

The Obama administration is touting over 8 million Obamacare enrollments nationwide, but they’re silent on how many people have actually paid for those policies. So House Republicans conducted a survey of their own, through the Energy and Commerce Committee, and found that nationally just 67 percent of enrollees have effectuated their policies by paying for

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Maryland’s Obamacare Exchange Disaster Leaves North Dakota Company With Over $56 Million In Losses

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota recorded a nearly $80 million loss in 2013 according to a financial disclosure filed with the state Insurance Commissioner’s office, and about $51 million of it was attributable to the company’s adventure with Mayrland’s health insurance exchange: The biggest share of the North Dakota Blues red ink was

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Less Than A Third Of Healthcare.gov Enrollees Have Paid Their First Premium

Democrats have been taking Obamacare victory laps after the Obama administration announced that over 8 million Americans had selected health insurance plans through the federal insurance exchange. The problem, of course, is that selecting a plan isn’t the same as effectuating it by paying the first month’s premium. And according to recently released numbers, less than

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