Health Care

MNsure: 70 Pct. Of Customers Received Federal SubsidiesMore Minnesota residents are qualifying for financial help this year to buy coverage on the state's health insurance exchange. MNsure announced Monday that more than 70 percent of the customers buying private insurance so far this month have received federal subsidies. That's up from roughly 50 percent last year.
UnitedHealth Future In Public Insurance Exchange QuestionableUnitedHealth chopped its 2015 earnings forecast and the nation's largest health insurer has begun to question its future in public insurance exchanges, a key component in the nation's health care overhaul.
Good Question: What's The Cost Of Raising A U.S. Child?The Department of Agriculture releases a report every year estimating what it costs to raise one child from the ages of zero to 17. In 2014, the estimate came out to $245,340. So, where does that money go?
Effort To Shift Health Care For Low-Income Residents UnderwayState officials are in the middle of a massive effort to shift hundreds of thousands of low-income residents to new health care plans. It's a byproduct of a statewide bid for the companies that cover enrollees on MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance.
UCare Customer Suing Minnesota Over Contract BiddingAn anonymous Minnesota resident is suing the state over its decision to drop UCare for public health care programs in a competitive bid process.
UnitedHealth Group 3Q Profit Slips, But Above ExpectationsUnitedHealth Group's third-quarter profit slipped, but the nation's largest health insurer still beat Wall Street expectations due in part to prescription drug management and its other fast-growing businesses.
UCare Lays Off A Third Of Its EmployeesOne of Minnesota's largest health care insurers, UCare, is laying off nearly a third of its employees. In July, Minnesota dropped UCare from its Medicaid and Minnesota Care programs after a competitive bidding process.
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.
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