How the administration’s threat to destabilize health insurance markets would impact ND

August 2, 2017By danielMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – The administration’s threat to destabilize health insurance markets by withholding cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs) would devastate some of North Dakota’s most vulnerable communities and directly impact working families who could see their premiums increase by double digits. “Insurers in North Dakota and across the country rely on these payments to hold down coverage costs, and … Read More

Kevin Cramer takes credit for NDSU funding that would be eliminated under both the House GOP’s & president’s budgets

July 31, 2017By danielMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – Congressman Kevin Cramer today attempted to take credit for a $100,000 grant awarded to NDSU’s Research and Technology Park, despite that the grant is provided through the U.S. Economic Development Administration, an agency slated for elimination under both the House GOP and White House budgets. In response, Democratic-NPL spokesperson Daniel Tick issued the following statement: “Kevin … Read More

Dem-NPL statement on failure of latest Hoeven, Cramer-backed effort to rip health care away from North Dakotans

July 28, 2017By danielMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – In response to the failure of the latest Republican repeal effort – a bill that even many Republican senators called “terrible policy” that would “destroy insurance markets” – Democratic-NPL chairwoman Kylie Oversen released the following statement: “This irresponsible approach to repealing health care protections needs to stop. This latest attempt at repeal would have resulted in … Read More

Hoeven wasn’t so concerned about Medicaid cuts after all

July 27, 2017By danielMedia Release, News, Press Release

(BISMARCK, ND) – Last night, Senator Hoeven seemed to forget that the Better Care Reconciliation Act – Senate Republicans’ version of a “repeal and replace” bill – included nearly $800 billion in Medicaid cuts. He voted in favor of the bill, after saying just two weeks earlier he opposed it. Despite Hoeven’s vote in favor of passage, nine Republicans joined … Read More