affordable care act

Judge Ruling Obamacare Unconstitutional Won’t Affect 2019 Coverage ND Insurance Commissioner Says

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota’s Insurance Commissioner says a controversial court ruling against the Affordable Care Act won’t impact your health insurance next year. A Texas judge ruled the Obamacare unconstitutional on Friday. Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread visited KVRR to talk about the impact of the ruling. He says if you bought insurance through the ACA, you won’t have to…

LIVE: How The ND Insurance Department Can Help North Dakotans

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread Tells Us How His Office Helps Consumers

  North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread is an elected official, but he says many North Dakotans don’t even know his position exists. He’s getting the word out, saying he’s a consumer advocate helping with any type of insurance issue North Dakotans may have. He says every state has some type of an insurance commissioner, but that only 9 or…

Former Senator Byron Dorgan Speaks Out against Health Care Lawsuit

Texas v. United States could change the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act

FARGO, N.D. — A court case in Texas threatening the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act will have negative repercussions for North Dakotans, according to former Senator Byron Dorgan. The former Democratic Senator for North Dakota says 50,000 people in the state could lose access to affordable health care if the act is deemed unconstitutional. He says the lawsuit, which is…

North Dakotans go to Washington to ask Sen. Heitkamp and Sen. Hoeven to Protect Obamacare

WASHINGTON – North Dakota families travel to Washington, D.C. to urge Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp to protect the Affordable Care Act. Melissa Schroeder maxes out on her health insurance every year. Her son Tyler has a form of congenital heart disease and caring for his needs costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. “This is all just maintaining his health…

Dakotans For Health Warns Lawsuit Could Leave 40,000 North Dakotans Uninsured

FARGO, N.D. – The group Dakotans For Health says 40,000 North Dakotans could soon lose health insurance coverage. Attorneys General from 20 Republican–led states, including Wayne Stenehjem of North Dakota, have filed a lawsuit arguing the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Congress repealed the law’s individual mandate that fines people for not having insurance. The Supreme Court has said the mandate…

ND Insurance Commissioner Not Allowing Rate Increases Under Affordable Care Act

He said the issue is between insurance carriers and the federal government, and it's his duty to look out for consumers

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s Insurance Commissioner will deny any additional rate increases under Obamacare. Jon Godfread says President Trump’s plan to halt payments to insurers could potentially raise health insurance costs another 10 percent for up to 42,000 North Dakotans. He said the issue is between insurance carriers and the federal government, and it’s his duty to look…

President Trump Signs Executive Order Making Low-Premium Health Insurance Plans More Available

But the changes Mr. Trump hopes to bring about could take months or even longer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump predicts “millions and millions of people” will benefit from his action to unwind the health care law. He’s signed an executive order to make lower-premium plans more widely available. But the changes Mr. Trump hopes to bring about could take months or even longer. The proposals may not be finalized in time to affect…

Minnesota Lawmakers Talk Proposed Health Care Bill in Detroit Lakes

It's a campaign promise which is taking months to surface

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Minnesotans in Detroit Lakes are getting the chance to bring their health care reform concerns directly to the politicians. The leaders of our community involved with health care changes are hearing from the people. Democratic Representative Collin Peterson and other local health care leaders met with Minnesotans at the Holiday Inn by Highway 10. “I was…

AARP Brings Signed Petitions to Senator Hoeven’s Office

The group feels the bill would hit millions of Americans with higher costs and result in less coverage, and would strip health coverage

FARGO, ND — Some people in North Dakota are opposed to passing the Senate’s health care bill. Organizations in the F-M area are giving a voice to their concerns. The AARP is taking a stance and delivered signed petitions by North Dakotans in opposition to the bill. The group said the bill would hit millions of Americans with higher costs and…

Congressman Kevin Cramer’s Town Hall Tussle

The two men were asked to leave the town hall. Video from KXMB in Bismarck

Video from KXMB in Bismarck. MANDAN, ND — Rep. Kevin Cramer’s Town Hall in Mandan quickly escalated into a minor tussle. It started when one person approached Rep. Cramer and attempted to stuff money into the congressman’s jacket pocket in an effort to defend another person in attendance over health care. He then continued to come at Rep. Cramer, demanding…