Low income North Dakotans have another option to apply for health care coverage through the expanded Medicaid program.
Until now, they could apply on-line or in-person. The new option: by phone.
"We actually have contracted with a vendor (Automated Health Systems), who will take applications over the phone, if they would prefer to make an application that way, rather than in person or on-line," said North Dakota Human Services Director Maggie Anderson. She says people have already been applying via computer or paper.