BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Obama announces policy change for plans slated to be discontinued
President Barack Obama recently announced that health insurance companies may be able to allow their members to stay on plans in 2014 that do not meet Affordable Care Act requirements, with state insu... Posted on 11/20/13 at 11:09 AM
The Minnesota House minority leader declared that the U.S. Supreme Court settled “once and for all” the federal health-care law dispute. The state’s senior U.S. senator said the court put “the law above politics.” Yes and no. It is a complex issue, and one that is far from over, especially in the political arena.
Bernie Dardis, who heads Indigo Signworks, was surprised by Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the core of the sweeping health reform law. Now, as the executive responsible for providing health coverage for 120 employees, Dardis must figure out how to deal with the law, with many big provisions slated to take effect in 2014.
At the headquarters of the northern Red River Valley’s largest health care system Thursday morning, executives watched the Supreme Court’s decision on a national health care law but their focus was elsewhere.
“But by voting with the conservatives on every major legal question before the court, he (Roberts) nevertheless furthered the major conservative projects before the court — namely, imposing limits on federal power," writes Ezra Klein of The Washington Post.
"And he did it while rendering a decision that Democrats are applauding.”
North Dakota's 15 community health care centers could see their funding slashed and three additional ones might not be built at all if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the federal health care law on Thursday, a state health official says.
It seems as if the entire nation is holding its breath for the Supreme Court's health care ruling — the presidential candidates, governors of virtually every state, insurers with billions at stake, companies large and small and countless millions of Americans concerned about their own medical care and how they'll pay for it.
Mark Sherman & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
, June 27, 2012
I am not a politician. I am an OB/GYN doctor who had been in practice since 1990, and what I bring to the discussion is the experience of a health care provider.
In that capacity, I support the ACA because I feel it is a giant step forward for patients.
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