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Medicaid Expansion sees slow, steady signups in N.D.

February 11, 2014

BISMARCK – Applications for coverage under North Dakota’s Medcaid Expansion have trickled in since the program opened last October....

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rajiihammr

Feb-13-14 12:40 AM

BeautifulDay --- Save your typing fingers. Landslime is a troll and he just make things up and loves nothing more than poking his slimy finger in your eye.

Just remember these are unfeeling, resentful people who believe they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders and that you are a slacker and are not worthy of a spot of empathy. Empathy? They scoff at the notion. That's a feeling reserved for Democrats who don't work for a living and who look for every opportunity to lay-about on the dole.

Really, this is what they believe. Take my advice, make your comments, then log-off and let them wail away.

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locomotive

Feb-12-14 1:44 PM

Perhaps disgusted's been doing the insurance thing for some time, or her employer's plan is one of the best ever, or who knows?

Even if it's "unheard of" by BeauDay, that doesn't mean disgusted is posting false info. Anecdotes about insurance policies run far and wide. It's never been a one-policy-fits-all industry.

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BeautifulDay

Feb-12-14 12:43 PM

Are you kidding me, disgusted? How clueless can you be that you compare the $500/month I paid for an INDIVIDUAL policy to what you have to pay for a family plan? Try living in the real world. I don't know where you had this wonderful policy from that cost under $400/month for a family plan and covered so well. If those plans were widely available, we'd have no health insurance problems at all. Your case is the exception, not the rule. I've worked for a number of companies, national and local, and what you were paying is almost unheard of, even on a group health plan.

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BeautifulDay

Feb-12-14 12:42 PM

Are you kidding me, disgusted? How clueless can you be that you compare the $500/month I paid for an INDIVIDUAL policy to what you have to pay for a family plan? Try living in the real world. I don't know where you had this wonderful policy from that cost under $400/month for a family plan and covered so well. If those plans were widely available, we'd have no health insurance problems at all. Your case is the exception, not the rule. I've worked for a number of companies, national and local, and what you were paying is almost unheard of, even on a group health plan.

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locomotive

Feb-12-14 11:05 AM

disgusted Feb-11-14 5:10 PM

This post explained things well.

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locomotive

Feb-12-14 11:01 AM

"Millions and millions will now get coverage and are, and they are happy. The folks who bought trick policies were wasting there money so they are luckier than they know also."

Census Bureau said 43 million or so (15%) US citizens didn't have insurance before Obamacare. CBO says 30 million won't have insurance even after Obamacare is fully implemented. So who's luckier?

So this was, is, or will be a good move for healthcare in this country?

Personal responsibility was, is, and always be better than government FORCE, ok?

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EarlyBird

Feb-12-14 9:31 AM

Well North Dakota it's time to man up and help meet the goal of 30,000 signups. If we don't meet those goals we will loose some of the budget that is set aside for us. My Gosh!!!

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maroondevil

Feb-11-14 11:11 PM

4000 people huh... Are these new signups or just people reapplying? Are native Americans counted or do they just continue to get free healthcare regardless of assets? Does this mean all college students could qualify for Medicaid?

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disgusted

Feb-11-14 9:15 PM

No, it covered everything well and for about $369 for family. It was a great plan!

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GoInPeace

Feb-11-14 7:45 PM

So you were getting nothing for 250 bucks.Now thats a real good policy.Goinpeace

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disgusted

Feb-11-14 5:10 PM

According to the CBO, 31 million will remain uninsured. The choice for the type of insurance a thinking person had or wanted is no longer on the table. BUT, choices have increased. For example, a woman who has worked in the county office to get insurance can now stay home on the pig farm----from Obama. Great choice. Don't know who they will pay for the insurance or why she would not WANT to work in the office or how they will get along without her income, but there are choices!!! 35,000 lost their insurance in ND alone. NOT by choice, but they were all too stupid to know what they wanted for insurance anyway(sarcasm). Your high risk insurance of $500.00 is what I have to pay now for the cheapest insurance I can get under Obama care. It nearly doubled. Democrats were arguing that they didn't want to pay for others, but NOW we are all paying for everybody. Too bad freedom of choice for health care, like home owners insurance, has never been offered. Prices would plummet.

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BeautifulDay

Feb-11-14 4:55 PM

If I made $10/hour, working 40 hours a week, my gross pay would be $20,800/year. How do you suppose I would make it? When I say I have a chronic condition, I mean I would die without the medications I have to pay for. Is that what you're all looking for? Clean out the gene pool, survival of the fittest? No, I think most of those opposed to the ACA really have no idea what it's like for some of us and how fortunate they really are.

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BeautifulDay

Feb-11-14 4:49 PM

I wish I could stop being surprised at the ignorance some people show. I have seen firsthand that some of us who had terrific coverage before the implementation of the ACA (that's right, it has a real name - Affordable Care Act)now have less coverage. I'm OK with that, for the greater good. Obviously the cost to cover people with pre-existing conditions at an affordable rate has to be paid for somehow. I am also one of those people with a pre-existing condition, a chronic illness which, without insurance, would cost me close to $1,000/month, just for prescriptions. How can you expect the average wage earner to afford that? I see so little logic or empathy from those opposed to the ACA. If I weren't able to get insurance through my employer, I would have to pay over $500/month for an individual premium through the state's high risk health pool. Add to that the $3,000 deductible then an 80/20 sharing of expenses and it wouldn't take long for my medical expenses to exceed $10,000/year.

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ProgressiveLiberal

Feb-11-14 3:54 PM

"More jobs, better education, bigger civic improvements, and lower taxes." Mayor Goldie Wilson campaigning from Back to the Future.

Landslime, I'm shocked, just shocked that a politician would lie to get elected. Tell me it isn't so.

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disgusted

Feb-11-14 12:08 PM

When this 'free money' program was pushed through by Dalrymple, the figure he used repeatedly was 35,000 NDtan's needed this insurance. Several months into this program, they have only 4,000 have signed up. How many are from other states? It doesn't matter, because this is all free money from the federal government. Dems can't defend Obama's low standards so they resort to saying 'well Bush did it.' That reaction is quite juvenile, like the excuse a 10 year old gives his mother when he is caught doing something wrong. "well, Johnny did it."

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Worldview

Feb-11-14 9:22 AM

"Worldview I take issue with this part of your comment.. "a Man whom was fairly elected"

Politicians make many statements of what they would like to do when they get in office. There is no Gotcha in that. Comparing it to a mortgage and promisory note is out there and most people know the difference.

The majority of all policy holders in the USA had no change whatsoever and that is a fact, except rising costs have slowed way down for most but for varying reasons as I understand it.

Millions and millions will now get coverage and are, and they are happy. The folks who bought trick policies were wasting there money so they are luckier than they know also.

Face the truth. You hate the President and that is not going to change no matter what someone says.

Yes He would have been elected. Republicans needed a better candidate and unfortunately they still have no one so you will be back here in 4 years with the same comments. I do wish they had someone though. Suit me fine

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GoInPeace

Feb-11-14 8:56 AM

Schwab said the program may have started slowly because of public concerns over glitches in the national healthcare exchange website.

AND ALL THE RIGHTWING MAFIA BLOCKERS LIES.Goinpeace

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GoInPeace

Feb-11-14 8:48 AM

Names slide ,I want names.Not just more spew from you.Goinpeace

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Worldview

Feb-11-14 6:43 AM

Any President can modify and make certain changes to programs that way and they always have. Only someone who started politics (political hatred) when this President came to office thinks otherwise. Perfectly legal, and perfectly constitutional if you must know - otherwise you could bet with all the hatred out there from the extreme right they would have done something about it. They can't though, but they sure are livid. Even to the point of calling him the Messiah, though alas he is just a Man whom was fairly elected by the population. Like all people there is some good and some bad about him and I assure you he will not be in office come 2016. Unless he really is the Messiah or Dictator as extremists like to call him. So Relax and deal with it.

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socialismsucks

Feb-11-14 4:49 AM

are mere mortals allowed to pick and choose what parts of law we want to follow since the messiah can rule that way?

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