BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Setting the record straight on Obamacare impact on premiums
By Ryan Schuster
There has been plenty of confusion about the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and how it will impact our members and all North Dakotans. As part of our ongoing efforts t... Posted on 11/29/12 at 5:19 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Today's ND Republican news
The North Dakota GOP just sent out this news release:
A Wall Street Journal report published Sept. 7 reaffirmed the findings of cost estimates on the new federal health care law put out by Blue Cross... Posted on 9/9/10 at 12:01 PM
Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he thinks the politics associated with Obamacare should not deter the state from implementing a federally funded Medicaid expansion, even though lawmakers from his own party say it isn’t a popular idea.
The current administration front-loaded the popular provisions, such as keeping children on their parents’ plan until age 26 and prohibiting insurance companies from denying insurance for pre-existing conditions.
Then the administration left the harder parts — the mandate, the Independent Payment Advisory Board and the powers of the IRS — until 2014.
Medicaid provides a crucial health care safety net for those rural residents most in need. And the expansion of Medicaid would bring in hundreds of millions from the federal government by 2020, potentially paying for the creation of thousands of ongoing North Dakota jobs.
Though far from perfect, the Affordable Care Act begins to address the inequities of access that cost all of us dearly, including covering pre-existing conditions, young adults, and preventive care for women.
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