North Dakota dropped one spot to 12th in the 2012 edition of America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
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State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for North Dakota, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
Comprehensive Health Association of North Dakota
(North Dakota health insurance risk pool)
Toll-free 1-800-737-0016 or (701) 277-2271
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting in 2010, North Dakota started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. To find out more about North Dakota's participation, click here.
Risk pools are state-sponsored programs to help people with a history of medical problems in their family to purchase coverage. These pools are for people who can afford to buy health insurance, but are not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition. These programs can vary significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state are required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black. In the best cases, they allow people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.
North Dakota Medicaid — Information on the federal and state funded Medicaid program for North Dakotans.
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — Designed to provide health care insurance for children in families without health insurance or with inadequate health insurance. It does not replace Medicaid; in fact, children on Medicaid are precluded from CHIP participation.
North Dakota Insurance Department — Health insurance section with topics of interest to North Dakotans.
North Dakota Department of Health — The State Health Officer’s comprehensive site for health care information for state residents.
State-specfic information on the Physicans National Health Program in North Dakota.
The Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits for North Dakota -- How the Affordable Health Care act will improve the lives of people living in North Dakota.
Why health care reform is important to North Dakota -- This 2009 document by the AARP provides a compelling case f for health reform in North Dakota.
The Benefits of Health Reform In North Dakota -- The Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate looks at benefits of health reform for the citizens of North Dakota.
North Dakota mental health resource guide, offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Government.
The National Coalition on Health Care's information for North Dakota -- America's oldest, most diverse, and broadest based group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform.
Find out what your state's health insurance exchange will look like.
Insurance companies were forced to return an average of $5 per family in 2012.
02/28/2013 7:02 PM
Forum News Service — State representatives voted in favor of expanding Medicaid to about 20,000 North Dakotans. The state’s share of the expanded coverage is estimated at $2.5 million to $3.8 million for a three-year period.
11/17/2012 7:11 PM
Associated Press — The director of North Dakota’s Department of Human Services confirmed that the state will not set up its own insurance exchange. A spokesperson for the governor and the House majority leader say a partnership or state-run exchange may be considered in the future.
11/14/2011 3:11 PM
North Dakota is on its way to becoming the first state in the country to have an operating health insurance exchange, which is required under the Affordable Care Act.
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