Affordable Care Act
Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.
If you live in Polk, Pierce, or St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, you’re likely paying about twice as much as your neighbor across the river in Stillwater.
Fourteen people who managed the troubled MNsure online health insurance exchange were collectively paid bonuses of more than $26,000 just after its launch, state officials said.
Target Corp. says it will no longer be offering health care coverage for its part-time workers. The discounter is citing new options now available through health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
A Minnesota legislator who has worked for health care reform says he will not seek re-election. DFL Rep. Tom Huntley, of Duluth, said Tuesday he will complete his 11th term in the Legislature, but will not run again next year.
Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.
When Jennifer Slafter first ran the numbers, she thought the new federal health care law would cost her family an extra $171 a month for an insurance plan with a higher deductible. So the 40-year-old stay-home mom from southeastern Minnesota felt compelled to go public with her frustration.
Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.
“One of the principles of the Affordable Care Act is that everybody has good insurance,” said Dan McLaughlin, director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs at the University of St. Thomas. “When you start pulling apart the insurance, all of the sudden you have inadequate insurance.”
Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.
Six of Minnesota’s eight members of Congress Friday voted for a bill to allow insurance companies to sell policies to anyone who wants them, even if it violates the new Obamacare rules.
Why is Minnesota ahead of the pack?
The White House says enrollments for health insurance through the new government website are far below expectations.
Can the nation expect to see the same positive results across the country as was seen in Massachusetts?
According to one tax expert, the IRS cannot attach a lien to personal assets for not having health insurance.