The push is on to get 1.3 million Minnesotans to sign up for insurance under the new health care law. The program is called MNsure, goes into effect Jan. 1, and anyone can buy health insurance through the program, though there will be significant federal subsidies for low-income patients.
Minnesota is hiring people to help residents sign up for health plans through its new online health insurance exchange. But advocates say the state is discriminating against the poor by paying consumer assistants less to help low-income residents.
Saving money is getting easier for 200,000 Minnesota families. Medica is rolling out a new program Monday that helps people save money and eat healthier. The program is called “healthy savings.” Each week, a new list of healthy foods will go on sale.
Senator Al Franken announced Friday that 16 Minnesota community health centers will be eligible to apply for more than $1.6 million in funds to help uninsured patients. According to Sen. Franken’s office, the funds are a portion of the $150 million made available to help community health centers via the 2010 health reform law. Franken says community health centers regularly help uninsured citizens, and the funding will help them to continue their important work.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and a state senator are calling for a state and national audit of Medicaid.
Minnesotans will be able to buy health insurance online through a state-based marketplace called MNsure, starting in 2014.
A Minnesota nurses union and the state’s hospitals are nearing a deal to study and publish more data about staffing plans rather than put minimum staffing requirements into law.
State lawmakers are in the midst of a heated debate Monday night that could affect a million Minnesotans. It’s the centerpiece of the new federal health care law that would create an online system to buy health care insurance.
Nearly half of all people who suffer heart attacks have no symptoms, making prevention all the more difficult. HeartSavers is a new company that uses a Minnesota-made medical device to change that.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 reached a tentative agreement with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Contract Cleaners Association Saturday on a three-year contract.
Minnesota has accepted a federal offer to put more low-income people on a state-fashioned Medicaid program with the costs falling to the federal government.
Minnesota lawmakers are moving this week to take the federal government up on a health care offer: By making more low-income people eligible for the Medical Assistance program they’re getting the U.S. government to temporarily foot the extra costs.
State and federal officials have come up with a way to preserve Minnesota’s subsidized health care plan for the working poor when the federal health overhaul takes effect, Minnesota’s human services commissioner said Wednesday.
State and federal officials have come up with a way to preserve Minnesota’s subsidized health care for the working poor when the federal health overhaul takes effect.
Dakotas-based Sanford Health is planning a $1.8 million clinic in the Minnesota city of Bagley this year.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration is partnering with six Minnesota health providers in testing a new Medicaid payment model aimed at reducing cost of treatment for 100,000 Medicaid patients, with a greater emphasis on preventive care.
Minnesota’s health insurance exchange has launched a new web site to connect with more than 1 million Minnesotans who are expected to use the new marketplace to get coverage.
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature’s new Democratic majorities have made it clear: The session that starts Tuesday will be all about the state budget.
A labor contract covering 12,000 Twin Cities nurses has been approved.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to include same-sex domestic partner benefits in Minnesota’s state employee contracts.
After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.
Hundreds gathered outside the Wal-Mart store on Friday along University Avenue in St. Paul. They were some workers who had walked off the job, and others were members of labor unions lending their support.
The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.
Minnesota is ahead of many other states facing a federal deadline to declare whether they will set up a health care marketplace to help people and small businesses get private insurance.
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