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Solo grad: Graham graduates as lone member of Class of ‘18 at Fordville-Lankin Public School
Victim in deadly motorcycle crash near Lidgerwood ID’d
Ireland votes to overturn abortion ban, 'culmination of a quiet revolution,' prime minister says
USC's president agrees to step down amid growing outrage over scandals
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Drunk diners, penny-pinching patrons: Service industry workers share stories of customer mistreatment
Consumers, craft brewers behind shift that has barley growers, malters adjusting
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ND farmer, appointed to NDGGA, optimistic about rain, farm bill and trade
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Lighting change required for wind farms
ND natural gas production sets record as oil production drops
Flaring policy changes keep benchmarks but give ND oil industry flexibility
Trump announces support for year-round E15 sales
Trump ethanol moves may be worse for farmers than soy tariff
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Your outdated sunscreen exposes you to needless cancer risk
Davies girls break records, win third-straight state track title
Hillsboro-Central Valley's Wright rebounds with 800-meter title
Under the hot sun, Edgeley-Kulm's Huber wins 800 and 3200 titles
Bruins relay breaks record, wins title at state track meet
Top prospect Massimo Rizzo commits to UND
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affordable care act
July 25, 2014
AG: Some health insurance plans fail to comply with federal law
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 substance abuse. The opinion applied...
July 25, 2014 - 11:34pm
July 22, 2014
ND report released on behavioral health services
BISMARCK — The ball is now in the North Dakota Legislature’s court to fix what a consultant identified as major gaps in behavioral health services, including a “crisis” in the western part of the state, where population growth has more people seeking treatment from providers...
July 22, 2014 - 10:48pm
June 14, 2014
There’s an app for health care: Website developer invents Medytex
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...
June 14, 2014 - 10:55pm
Gap in addiction treatment from ‘essential benefits’ standard
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. As a result, some people with...
June 14, 2014 - 10:53pm
Medicaid expansion a lifesaver for some new patients, Sanford official says
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s participation in Medicaid expansion has saved the lives of residents who otherwise might not have sought medical treatment because of the costs, a Sanford Health Plan official said Wednesday. Meanwhile, leaders of the North Dakota Pharmacists Association...
May 14, 2014 - 5:22pm
May 10, 2014
No severance for ND Blues CEO who presided over financial loss
FARGO — Paul von Ebers, fired last week as chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota after the insurer reported multimillion-dollar losses, has not received a severance payout. “Paul von Ebers was terminated for cause and there is no severance at this time,”...
May 10, 2014 - 11:34pm
May 2, 2014
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota reports $72.9M loss
FARGO — Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota recently completed a bruising year that saw its financial bottom line drop by $72.9 million from a loss on a troubled subsidiary and higher-than-expected medical claims. The year-end figures for 2013 were disclosed Thursday in a financial...
May 2, 2014 - 11:25pm
April 11, 2014
Sebelius: I’m responsible for debacle: Health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes
WASHINGTON — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack...
April 11, 2014 - 12:07am
February 1, 2014
Businessman sues government over birth control mandate
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 dealerships, said the government is asking...
February 1, 2014 - 7:09pm
January 10, 2014
ND online marketplace enrollment continues to trickle
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 with Blue Cross Blue Shield of...
January 10, 2014 - 11:34pm
January 3, 2014
Court asked not to extend Catholics’ contraception exemption
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 contraception. On Tuesday night, Justice...
January 3, 2014 - 10:19pm
December 11, 2013
Online insurance marketplace ND signups up to 265
BISMARCK — New data show that 265 North Dakotans signed up for private insurance under the federal health care law in the first two months of the federally run online marketplace, a significant rise from 42 the first month but still the lowest total in the nation. People can...
December 11, 2013 - 12:42pm
December 2, 2013
Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND will not extend discontinued health plans
By Patrick Springer Forum News Service FARGO — Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota will not extend coverage for health insurance...
December 2, 2013 - 3:18pm
November 21, 2013
ND insurance commissioner asks companies to renew canceled policies
BISMARCK – North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm said Thursday he is asking health insurance companies doing business in the state to renew policies for customers who were notified that their plans have been or will be canceled as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
November 21, 2013 - 12:00pm
November 16, 2013
‘Perfect storm’ will mean stiff rate hikes for health insurance
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 has approval to increase premium...
November 16, 2013 - 10:19pm