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AG: Some health insurance plans fail to comply with federal law

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Friday concluding that some plans offered by two major health insurers likely fail to comply with federal law by excluding coverage for residential treatment of adults for s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

AG: Some health insurance plans fail to comply with federal law

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion Friday concluding that some plans offered by two major health insurers likely fail to comply with federal law by excluding coverage for residential treatment of adults for s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

There’s an app for health care: Website developer invents Medytex

June 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — It started as an idea for an app that could give instant feedback to restaurants. Now, it seeks to make health care better and more affordable.
Medytex is the most recent addition to the Technology Incubator at the North Dakota State Unive…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Gap in addiction treatment from ‘essential benefits’ standard

June 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — There’s an unintended gap in adult residential treatment for addictions because of North Dakota’s selection of the basic “essential services” coverage under the Affordable Care Act, service providers and mental health advocates say….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sebelius: I’m responsible for debacle: Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, a White House official said on Thursday.
Her departure removes one li…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Businessman sues government over birth control mandate

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

HASTINGS, Minn. — A Hastings business owner has filed a federal lawsuit against the government, saying portions of the Affordable Care Act violate his religious beliefs.
Doug Erickson, who owns the Hastings Ford and Hastings Chrysler car dealershi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND online marketplace enrollment continues to trickle

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Enrollment for health insurance through the new online marketplace continues at a trickling pace in North Dakota.
As of the first week of January, when coverage started through plans under the Affordable Care Act, 977 members had signed up…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Court asked not to extend Catholics’ contraception exemption

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government asked the Supreme Court on Friday not to allow Roman Catholic-affiliated groups a temporary exemption from a part of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Court asked not to extend Catholics’ contraception exemption

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government asked the Supreme Court on Friday not to allow Roman Catholic-affiliated groups a temporary exemption from a part of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

‘Perfect storm’ will mean stiff rate hikes for health insurance

November 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Increasing demand for health care services and new provisions under the Affordable Care Act will combine to drive up insurance costs for many individuals and small groups next year.
Beginning Jan. 1, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com