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Minnesota DFLers plan legislative response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.
During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority L…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

US attorneys in Dakotas turn up heat on health care fraud

July 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawy…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.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

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

Private insurance coverage up 10 percent in ND since before ACA

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Private insurance coverage has increased by more than 10 percent in North Dakota since before passage of the federal Affordable Care Act, an Insurance Department official reported Wednesday in the first such measure of the controversial …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Service gap: Hospice providers say stigmas keep them from helping patients earlier

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — When Donovon Nelson’s back problems started causing him to fall down, his wife, Mary, knew where he could get help.
She recommended Hospice of the Red River Valley, which eased her mother’s last weeks of life. Hospice staff members sta…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

Sanford mobile clinics illegal in Williston: City Commission could lift moratorium on businesses

April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Sanford Health plans to bring two multimillion-dollar mobile clinics to the Bakken to meet health care needs, but right now they would not be legal in Williston.
The Williston City Commission has a moratorium on any new mobile business…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sanford mobile clinics illegal in Williston: City Commission could lift moratorium on businesses

April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Sanford Health plans to bring two multimillion-dollar mobile clinics to the Bakken to meet health care needs, but right now they would not be legal in Williston.
The Williston City Commission has a moratorium on any new mobile business…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Board OKs deal between NDSU and Sanford College of Nursing in Bismarck

March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota State University got the green light Thursday to absorb the Sanford College of Nursing in Bismarck in a deal both sides said will benefit students and help address the ongoing shortage of nurses, particularly in western Nort…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com