Healthcare

LIVE: Be A Hero At HERO Bash

HERO Refurbishes Health Equipment For People Here And Around The World

  The Executive Director of Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization, or HERO, Maren Gemar, joins Adam to talk about HERO’s mission and the 15th annual HERO Bash. The bash is Friday, February 10th from 6-9 p.m. at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Fargo. HERO takes used medical equipment, refurbishes it, and sells it at reduced prices for people who can’t afford…

Gov. Walz Cites Fergus Falls Mayor as Example of Good Politics in State of the State

Governor Walz used personal stories from Minnesotans to show how his agenda can improve their lives

ST. PAUL, MINN. — Governor Walz delivers his first state of the state address without a prepared speech. Governor Walz used personal stories from Minnesotans to show how his agenda can improve their lives. From teachers influencing students to a tragic story of a husband who died on a dangerous road, Walz used these stories as examples of how he…

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Visits North Dakota, Meets with Local Leaders

Leaders discussed healthcare and the workforce shortage

FARGO, N.D. — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta made a stop in North Dakota with Senator Kevin Cramer and Governor Doug Burgum to meet with local leaders. Secretary Acosta highlighted association health plans, which lets small businesses come together to get healthcare coverage as if they are a single employer. People who are self–employed also qualify, and plans can’t be different because…

Federal Law Requires Hospitals to Post Prices Online

The Department of Health and Human Services enforced the law as of Jan. 1 to "promote transparency" between hospitals and their consumers

FARGO, N.D. — The Department of Health and Human Services started enforcing a federal law on January 1 in order to reduce the “challenges that exist for patients due to insufficient price transparency.” While it may be promoting that hospitals be more clear with patients about pricing, it’s also creating some confusion on both ends. “It’s very nondescript as far as…

Minnesota Swears-In Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan Makes History

The ceremony marked the start of Tim Walz's career as Minnesota Governor and Peggy Flanagan's role as Lieutenant Governor

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Family, friends, political supporters and foes welcomed Minnesota’s newest constitutional officers. The swearing–in ceremony marked the start of former congressman Tim Walz’s career as Minnesota  Governor and Peggy Flanagan’s role as Lieutenant Governor. “We find ourselves at a time when economic, social, racial, and geographic division feels rampant,” Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said. “I will not…

What You Need to Know About Your ND House Candidates Before Heading to the Polls

Kelly Armtrong is the GOP candidate from Dickinson, Mac Schneider is the Democratic-NPL candidate from Fargo

  FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is less than three weeks away. While North Dakota’s Senate race has gained most of the attention there’s also an important Congressional race. KVRR’s Danielle Church sat down with both major party candidates. Kelly Armstrong and Mac Schneider may be on different sides of the political spectrum, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty…

Sen. Tina Smith’s Staff Visits Moorhead For Health Care Listening Tour

Smith's staff traveled to Moorhead to better understand how healthcare costs are impacting the community

MOORHEAD–Senator Tina Smith is continuing her Health Care Cost Listening Tour in Moorhead. Smith’s staff traveled to Moorhead to better understand how healthcare costs are impacting the community. The staff heard from residents and healthcare professionals about healthcare workforce issues, transportation and access, and training for healthcare professionals. The staff say they try to do as little talking as possible…

President Donald Trump Speaks to Thousands Supporting Rep. Kevin Cramer

Trump also talked about his travel ban, trade tariffs and healthcare

FARGO, N.D. — Cheers from the crowd erupted when President Donald Trump finally entered Scheels Arena. He came to the metro to voice his support for U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer, who is in the midst of his campaign against current Senator Heidi Heitkamp for a spot in the U.S. Senate. “You need a senator who doesn’t just talk like they’re…

ND Candidate for Congress Mac Schneider Focuses on Healthcare

Mac Schneider talked about why he believes Medicaid, providing protection for North Dakotans with preexisting conditions is important at the Fargo Public Library

FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives is focused on healthcare. Mac Schneider is running against Republican State Sen. Kelly Armstrong for Congressman Kevin Cramer’s seat. Schneider stopped by the Fargo Public Library to talk about the importance of Medicaid’s expansion in the state and providing protections for North Dakotans with pre–existing conditions. The…

Protesters Demostrate Against Rep. Cramer’s Healthcare Vote

The U.S. House voted to pass the healthcare bill on this day last year

FARGO, N.D. — One year after Rep. Kevin Cramer’s vote for the American Health Care Act, North Dakotans gathered to protest against his stance. Protesters gathered at the North Dakota Republican’s Fargo office to bring awareness to what they say is the need for healthcare. The demonstration was organized by the North Dakota Democratic–NPL party. People who participated say Cramer’s stance…