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What can I do if I missed the March 31 health insurance deadline?
March 31, 2014 was the deadline for North Dakotans to sign up for new Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota individual or family plans to receive 2014 coverage. Most Americans are required to have he...
4/2/14 at 9:58 AM Why you can't wait until you get sick to get health insurance 3/26/14 at 2:07 PM
Enroll by March 31 for health insurance on marketplace or bought directly from insurer 3/24/14 at 9:15 AM
Family, friends of Kristi Magnuson hope Saturday benefit helps to launch health turnaround
By Mike Brue GRAND FORKS -- Melissa Magnuson says she can sum up her mom, Kristi, in one word these days. Miserable. Kristi Magnuson loves the young dogs chihuahuas Lady and Snickers, and toy sp...
12/6/13 at 6:09 PM
Some MNsure answers
By Don Davis A new way for Minnesotans to buy health insurance is set to begin today. Most Minnesotans who even know about MNsure seem to have lots of questions. So here are some answers: What is MNsu...
10/1/13 at 10:03 AM Legislative notebook: Insurance cap gives state $73 million 4/3/12 at 10:46 PM
Legislative notebook: House OKs tougher synthetic drugs penalties 3/28/12 at 10:58 PM
5 Expenses That Are Worth The Money
Trying to cover all your living costs, plus save for emergencies and retirement can be a daunting task. Sometimes, the challenge is downright overwhelming. Being frugal can help, but dont confuse bein...
4/17/13 at 9:22 AM How to plan for medical costs in retirement 3/29/13 at 10:02 AM
Medical costs stressing you out? 5 steps you can take to manage them. 11/7/12 at 10:06 AM
Private Health Insurance Exchanges Are Being Created
It is very likely private health insurance exchanges will be established nationwide this year in order to offer additional health insurance options. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not restrict the...
1/8/13 at 3:22 PM
The future of healthcare: Patient Choice
My wife and I recently saw the powerful documentary, Escape Fire the fight to rescue American healthcare. The film portrays a healthcare structure thats designed for quick fixes rather than preventi...
11/15/12 at 4:00 PM
The handbook of hard-luck tales
Ever since Costs of Care announceda national essay contest for people's personal stories abouttheir health care bills, I've been eagerly checking the website to see how the contest is faring. The wai...
12/9/10 at 6:51 PM The cost of ordinary care 5/26/10 at 4:43 AM
Swamping the system? 4/8/10 at 5:32 AM
Autism advocates push for health insurance
BISMARCK A Dickinson father wants kids like his 8-year-old son to be able to get the help they need. Nick Gates is pushing for Noahs Law, which would require health insurance coverage for autism spe...
9/22/10 at 9:08 AM Autism hearing Tuesday 9/20/10 at 4:15 PM
Online application for public assistance programs 9/7/10 at 11:54 AM
McGovern continues to push Medicare for all, this time in Washington Post
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Mitchell native and resident George McGovern thinks there's a simple solution to the health-care debate that has the nation in a tizzy. He's now taken his message to...
9/15/09 at 6:35 AM Critique the president's health-care speech 9/10/09 at 8:00 AM
Should county commissioners get county health insurance? 9/9/09 at 8:44 AM