Hamm: New website section helps consumers and businesses understand health care reform
Posted on 4/16/2010
BISMARCK, N.D.-Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm today encouraged North Dakotans to visit the Insurance Department website-www.nd.gov/ndins-to learn more about the new health care reform law and how it will affect them.
The North Dakota Insurance Department is fielding countless questions surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law on March 23. In response, the Department has created a new section on its website, featuring frequently-asked questions aimed at helping consumers and business owners understand the new law, as well as a timeline showing the implementation scheduled to take place over the next nine years.
"Understandably, consumers, business owners, Medicare recipients, students and others want to know how the new legislation will affect them," Hamm said. "We are analyzing the details as they come in so we can provide unbiased information to North Dakota's consumers and business owners.
"We're also working hard to evaluate the impact this new law will have on consumers' insurance premiums," he said.
Many details regarding the new law are not yet available; as the Department learns more, the information on the website will change.