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Who Are The Uninsured In America?

Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.

09/04/2013

Health Reform Rollout: Today – 2018

While many Americans are aware of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what may be in store in the near future, some are unaware of the longer term provisions still to come. Below is a […]

08/25/2013

Glossary Of Insurance Terms

Deductibles, Co-Pays & Other Policy Jargon This glossary includes many commonly used insurance and insurance-related terms. It is not an exhaustive list and only meant as an educational or informational aid. Terms, or definitions, as […]

08/07/2013

Minnesota & The Affordable Care Act

What The Affordable Care Act Means For Minnesotans

07/24/2013

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Free Preventative Services Insurance Providers Are Required To Offer

Every American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.

07/23/2013

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Minn. Commerce Dept. Holds ‘Listening’ Session To Discuss Health Insurance Changes

The Minnesota Department of Commerce held a “listening” session Monday for people who will have to change their health insurance coverage when the Affordable Care Act goes into effect on Oct. 1. The video conference included questions from a number of people from 38 counties in the state. Tim Vande Hey is the deputy commissioner of the Commerce Department’s insurance division.

07/22/2013

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Guaranteed Coverage For People With Pre-Existing Health Conditions

Health insurance companies can no longer deny or limit coverage for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.

07/22/2013

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MNsure Legislative Oversight Panel Elects Leaders

A legislative committee that will oversee the development of Minnesota’s new health insurance exchange holds its first meeting Monday. Minnesota is one of 17 states setting up its own exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.

07/22/2013

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The New Patient’s Bill Of Rights

The new Patient’s Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.

07/22/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Health Care Costs In America Versus The Rest Of The World

While America has the most expensive health care system in the world, Americans do not live longer or have better health than people in most other developed countries.

07/20/2013

External Resources For Minnesota

Helpful Affordable Care Act Government, Nonprofit & Other Resources Minnesota Resources MNsure Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Cover USA.org FamiliesUSA HealthCare.gov The Kaiser Family Foundation KidsWell Minnesota Department of Commerce State Refor(u)m Minnesota government […]

07/10/2013

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Tips For Choosing Health Insurance

Below are some practical tips for selecting a health insurance policy that include advice from experts and suggested research. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation over the coming years will likely have some […]

07/02/2013

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Minorities & The ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect the health care of every American in some form as it continues to be implemented. The law’s intended effects are particularly targeted on certain groups. For example, the […]

06/18/2013

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Seniors & The ACA

In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]

06/17/2013

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Families & The ACA

Health care has always been a huge priority for the American family, so it comes as no surprise that many are now wondering how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact their […]

06/17/2013

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Under 26s & The ACA

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law March 2010, is the most sweeping health care reform legislation since Medicare. However, unlike Medicare, the law directly affects every age group, […]

06/15/2013

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Tom Brokaw Speaks At Mayo Clinic Commencement

Former news anchor Tom Brokaw became the first recipient of an honorary degree from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine on Saturday. “If there is an oxymoron in America, it’s a humble anchorman,” Brokaw said. “But this is truly a humbling experience.”

05/18/2013

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Minn.’s Bachmann Sprints To TV With Health Care Ad

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has rushed out a television ad in hopes of capitalizing on the latest U.S. House vote to undo President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Republican critic of the Affordable Care Act — dubbed Obamacare by foes — was to begin airing the ad Thursday night in Twin Cities market. She put about $85,000 into the TV spot.

05/16/2013

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Quirk In Health Law May Affect Some Native Americans In Minn.

A wrinkle in the federal Affordable Care Act that could affect tens of thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans nationwide isn’t expected to hit many in Minnesota.

05/15/2013

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MinnCare Up For Debate At State Legislature

Among the budgetary items up for debate in the Legislature is whether or not to discontinue Minnesota Care on the eve of implementing the Federal Affordable Care Act, which take effect Jan. 1, 2014.

04/03/2013

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Bi-Partisan Work Underway In Minn. Health Care

A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers unveiled preliminary plans on Wednesday for the state health insurance exchange that will be a key piece of carrying out the federal health care overhaul.

01/09/2013

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Minnesota Medical Device Companies Face Tax Hike

While lawmakers in Washington are working around the clock to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, Minnesota’s medical device manufacturers face a tax hike of their own.

12/19/2012

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Opinion: Obamacare Savings

In June of last year, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. As I wrote, this is the Greatest Tax Ever! I was thrilled to get a notice this year that I was getting a rebate check from my health insurance company.

12/10/2012

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Opinion: Brain Dead Politics In Virginia

Ken Cuccinelli aspires to be the next governor of Virginia after spending four years trying to deny women’s health care rights, blocking Obamacare and forcing his ideology and personal beliefs on the Commonwealth of Virginia.

11/28/2012

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