2 Minnesotans Head To S.C. To Help With Disaster EffortTwo Minnesotans are traveling to South Carolina with the Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts.
Charity Care Fell 22 Percent At Minnesota Hospitals In 2014The state Department of Public Health says Minnesota hospitals saw a roughly 22 percent drop last year in care they provide without expecting payment.
Judge Rejects UCare Bid To Halt Public Health Program SignupA Minnesota judge has denied an insurance company's attempt to halt public health care registration as it fights to win back a key state contract. Ramsey County District Judge Robert Awsumb denied UCare's request for an injunction Thursday.
Finding Their Voice: Speech Clinic Helps Transgender ClientsSylvia Wojcik was making reservations for a beach getaway in Maine when the receptionist on the other end of the line called her "ma'am." Nothing could have delighted her more. Wojcik, 66, is transitioning from male to female. For her, that proof that she sounded like a woman was an important moment.
Minnesota Nets Extra $650M In Health Care SavingsState officials say they've saved nearly $650 million by tweaking its subsidized health care programs.
UnitedHealth Tops Street 2Q ForecastsUnitedHealth Group hiked its earnings forecast for the second time this year after quarterly profit grew 13 percent and trumped Wall Street expectations.
As SCOTUS Upholds Affordable Care Act, MN GOP Calls For MNsure's DemiseThe Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.
Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law SubsidiesThe Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.
Report: UnitedHealth Approaches Aetna For Merger DealMinnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group has reportedly approached rival Aetna with a possible merger deal. The takeover deal is valued somewhere around $40 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Cost Of Health Care Premiums Could Increase DramaticallyHealth care premiums in Minnesota could skyrocket next year, if providers get their way. Eight Minnesota health insurers have proposed premium increases ranging from 11 to 74 percent.
School District Self-Funding Health Care, Saving MoneyA newly adopted insurance program in Prior Lake-Savage area schools is saving them more than $1 million this year. They've switched to a self-insured program. Natalie Nyhus spoke with the district about how the model works.
WCCO Investigates DHS Court Monitor's $1M Bill To Minn. TaxpayersFederal Judge Donovan Frank appointed Court Monitor David Ferleger to make sure Minnesota follows orders to fix serious abuses of disabled patients. And he acts as a court-appointed consultant, making sure the state keeps a promise to reform Minnesota's sex offender treatment program.