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Published June 28, 2012, 05:01 PM

Blue Cross Blue Shield reacts to health care ruling

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) -- The president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota says the company is already implementing parts of the health law.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) -- The president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota says the company is already implementing parts of the health law.

He says there are parts of it that Blue Cross will work to change including those that will raise health care costs and health insurance premiums.

Paul Von, BCBS President, says, "The law includes a tax on health insurance. Which will raise the price of an individual policy by about 60 dollars a year and raise the price of a family policy by about 200 dollars a year. We will be working with our delegation in washington and others to see if we can eliminte that tax and replace it with another funding mechanism."

Von Ebers is expecting the ruling to increase health insurance company competition in North Dakota.

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