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North Dakota Moves Forward On Health Law’s Insurance Exchange

In other news related to the health law, NPR reports that emergency room docs predict that the health law will worsen ER crowding.

Politico Pro: North Dakota Moves Forward On Exchange
North Dakota is in line to become the first completely Republican-run state to move forward on setting up a health exchange, a centerpiece component of the Affordable Care Act. The North Dakota legislature passed a bill Monday that would allow the state to set up a health exchange. Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple will support that bill, his office tells Politico (Kliff, 4/28).

NPR: Emergency Room Doctors Say Health Law Will Make ER Crowding Worse
Hospital emergency rooms, the theory goes, get overcrowded because people without health insurance have no place else to go. But that's not the view of the doctors who staff those emergency departments (Rovner, 4/28).

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