STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Economic development bill passes
By Don Davis
Minnesota legislators voted to increase funding designed to produce jobs.
The House voted 73-59 for the jobs and economic development bill that for the next two years provides $100 milli... Posted on 5/16/13 at 10:09 PM
HEALTHBEAT Change fatigue in health care
The patient was at the hospital for a straightforward same-day surgery but the admission process fell far short of efficient. She was directed hither and yon - first to the registration desk, then to ... Posted on 5/9/13 at 3:39 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota to expand Medicaid coverage
By Ryan Schuster
Earlier this month North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation allowing the state to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 20,000 North Dakotans who dont currently qualify... Posted on 4/29/13 at 9:41 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Privilege vs. Rights: an Important Distinction
When I was in grade school, Mr. Dexter, the bus mechanic, gave a speech to us kids about proper bus safety and how if we didn't comply, we wouldn't be allowed the transport. He'd say with authority, "... Posted on 1/24/13 at 9:19 AM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE I'm a Believer -- So Are You
We disagree with one another a lot these days, but I think I've found three sentences we can all say, "Yes, that's true," to:
1) We are all born.
2) We all die.
3) In between, we operate each of ... Posted on 12/19/12 at 3:11 PM
Fargo-based Evolution1 describes its software platform as the nation’s largest electronic payment solution for companies that offer health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts to pay for health care and the consumers who use them.
Beverly Rolland’s birth on June 12, 1939, cost $30.55. Rolland recently found the old bill and was shocked at the price of her delivery. With today’s inflation, $30.55 is equivalent to $510.26 today. But the cost of birth in the modern world is far more expensive than $510.26.
Because of the Affordable Care Act, North Dakota’s small businesses and their employees are getting better choices, starting with new protections that limit the outrageous rate hikes many small business owners faced in the past.
Marguerite Salazar and Stan Nakano
, April 24, 2013
At least 600,000 more Minnesotans would get subsidized health care under a bill House Democrats expect to pass late tonight or early Tuesday. Republicans complain that even with increased spending for nursing homes and other long-term care programs, more money is needed.
A complicated tax capture plan sought by the Mayo Clinic to assist in a 20-year growth plan is being dropped in favor of state aid payments directly tied to the amount of private spending on the development, The Associated Press has learned.
Not exactly under the radar, but maybe under the dental X-ray machine, legislation advanced in Bismarck this week that could dramatically change and possibly improve access to dental care in North Dakota.
Luther Stueland, director of health policy impact and exchange operations for Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota, will lead the presentation, which aims to answer commonly asked questions about the act.
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