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Dr. Siri Fiebiger, Fargo, column: Obamacare remains the prescription America needs

October 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

DAVID BROOKS: Don’t like Obamacare? Then vote it out

July 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

If Americans want to replace this thing, they should do it themselves. Continue Reading

GEORGE WILL: Conservatives lost battle but are winning war

June 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Conservatives won a substantial victory on Thursday.
The physics of American politics actions provoking reactions continues to move the crucial debate, about the nature of the American regime, toward conservatism. Chief Justice John Roberts has served this cause. Continue Reading

Dr. Cynthia Brooke, Grand Forks, column: For a ‘dirty word,’ Obamacare does lots of good

May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

John Roll, Grand Forks, column: Feds abuse power by forcing birth-control coverage

April 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama administration’s mandate to force the Catholic Church and other organized religions to provide coverage for contraception, sterilization and abortion is wrong and an intrusion into Americans’ religious beliefs.
It should be struck down as unconstitutional. Continue Reading

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, column: Reverse Obama’s religious-freedom infringement

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The public outcry has been resounding and justified and not only people of faith, but even those who do not hold these moral positions have expressed grave concern over the administration’s disregard for religious liberty and issues of conscience. Continue Reading

N.D. health insurance exchange could be nation’s first

November 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Consumers would have more info, but it’ll cost the stateNorth Dakota could become one of the first states in the country to implement a key provision of the 2010 federal health care reform legislation if lawmakers approve a bill during this week’s special session. Continue Reading

Mayo Clinic opposes key health reform provision

June 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The prestigious Rochester clinic is raising questions about accountable care organizations, or ACOs, which are supposed to be updated — and better — versions of health maintenance organizations. Continue Reading

More young adults joining parents’ health plans

May 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects quick review of fed health care law

April 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Supreme Court has rejected a call from Virginia’s attorney general to depart from its usual practice and put review of the health care law on a fast track. Instead, judicial review of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation will continue in federal appeals courts. Continue Reading