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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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,