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James Kerian: Heidi Heitkamp Is One Of Jonathan Gruber’s “Stupid Voters”

James Kerian: Heidi Heitkamp Is One Of Jonathan Gruber’s “Stupid Voters”

Jonathan Gruber, MIT health economist and “architect” of Obamacare, has been causing his fellow Democrats a lot of heartburn over the last week.  The problem, for Democrats, is that videos have emerged of Gruber in various public forums discussing what everyone involved in creating Obamacare knew when they were developing it and ramming it through congress.

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Rod St. Aubyn: Obamacare Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

So much has happened since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly called Obamacare.  In fact it could be said that Obamacare is “the gift that keeps on giving.”  If you go back in history you will remember that this act never would have occurred without promises from the Obama administration and Senate

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North Dakota Insurance Commissioner: Why Not Give States The Choice To Opt Out Of Obamacare?

With Republicans set to have majorities in Congress next year (once we get through what is sure to be an interesting lame-duck session of the current Congress), the question of repealing Obamacare is on the table. Except, that’s not likely to happen. President Barack Obama is sure to veto any bill repealing his signature legislation,

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Dem House Candidate George Sinner Dodges Obamacare Question

The Bismarck Tribune has a profile up about state Senator George Sinner, who is the Demcorats’ challenger to Reppublican House incumbent Kevin Cramer. One of the questions Sinner is asked is about Obamacare. Now, unlike past electon cycles, Obamacare is not some nebulous policy. It has been passed by Congress, signed by President Barack Obama,

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LegitSlater: Thanks Obamacare! WalMart Drops Health Care for Part Timers Due to ACA

It’s hard to believe things could get worse for President Obama and his “signature” health care legislation tragically called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Yet, ever since it’s inception, Obamacare (ACA’s more common name) has succeeded only in disappointing those it sought to help most, and embarrass it’s namesake through a continuous cycle of failures and

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James Kerian: Democrats Still Suffering From “Pomeroy Syndrome”

During the 2010 elections liberal commentators and self-described journalists were elated to see North Dakota congressman Earl Pomeroytouting his vote for Obamacare.  Liberal writers like E.J Dionne insisted that following Pomeroy’s example was the best path to victory for Democrats in 2010. “The real test is whether Democrats who supported the bill think they have

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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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