Tag Archives: Health Care


Matt Evans: Are You Comfortable With A Fully Private Health Care System?

Matt Evans: Are You Comfortable With A Fully Private Health Care System?

The news about Donald Trump suddenly got quieter, somehow, after he admitted that he wants a national healthcare system that is more socialized than Obamacare. One would think that, at this point, Trump’s popularity would nose dive.  After all, Republicans say they hate Obamacare. A big frustration I have with fellow Republicans on their criticism


How Many Previously Uninsured North Dakotans Got Coverage Through Obamacare? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Obamacare is much in the news again these days what with the Supreme Court set to rule on the King vs. Burwell case later this summer. That ruling should determine whether or not the federal government can subsidize insurance purchases through the federal exchanges. Plaintiffs in the case argue that a plain reading of the law


Rod St. Aubyn: Is It Time To Regulate Drug Prices?

I am generally opposed to price controls.  I am a firm believer that competition controls prices for goods and services.  But several recent situations brings me to reconsider my position.  My sister has been successfully battling breast cancer for a couple of years.  Her cancer, though incurable, can be controlled with the right treatment, assuming


Rod St. Aubyn: Obamacare Has Made Common Sense State Reforms Illegal

I had the opportunity to attend the hearing for SB 2163 which was sponsored by Senator Oley Larsen, a former school teacher and now an insurance agent.  While proposing a common sense approach to the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), this bill is destined to be defeated because it is expressly prohibited by federal law. The


Democrat Senator: We Made A Mistake With Obamacare

With Democrats finding themselves in the minority in Congress after an election day shellacking earlier this month, suddenly that whole Obamacare thing isn’t looking like such a great idea. Schumer says Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in the 2008 elections, a Democratic landslide, by focusing on healthcare reform instead of legislation


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

Earl Pomeroy

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


Rick Olson: Voters Finally Have A Chance To Lower Their Perscription Prices

North Dakotans will have the opportunity at the Nov. 4 general election to finally rid our state of one of the most anti-competitive laws that we have on the books today. I’m referring, of course, to the pharmacy ownership law, which has been on the books for over 50 years. The subject of the pharmacy

Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

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