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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

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

US Senate candidate wants to open Medicare to all

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland says Medicare is efficient and well-liked by people 65 and older, and he’d like to open the government-run program to all Americans.

The sole Democrat running for the seat being …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Omdahl: Yes, Virginia, there still is a Santa Claus

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

In 1897 — 116 years ago — 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father if there was a Santa Claus. He passed the buck to the editors of the New York Sun, where veteran newsman Francis Church responded with an editorial called “Yes, Virginia,…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Yes, Virginia, there still is a Santa Claus

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

In 1897 — 116 years ago — 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father if there was a Santa Claus. He passed the buck to the editors of the New York Sun, where veteran newsman Francis Church responded with an editorial called “Yes, Virginia,…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Center advises seniors not to worry about Medicare status under Obamacare

December 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Public News Service

HELENA, Mont. — Seniors need not be worried about the Affordable Care Act’s impact on their Medicare status, according to a new report from the Center for Rural Affairs that looks at the health care reform law through th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Federal payment rates driving Avera consolidation

November 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Tom Clark, regional president and CEO of Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell, is often amazed by the cost of health care.

“I don’t think there is much debate that the way we deliver care and the way we pay for care has to change,” Clark said …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com