Republicans Trying To Weed Out Waste In Public Program FundingRepublicans are reviving an effort to weed out waste from Minnesota's subsidized health care programs. It's not a new issue. House Republicans put forth a plan last year to cut out millions of dollars in spending by cutting individuals who shouldn't have qualified for programs like Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.
3rd Time's The Charm For MNsure Enrollment Goals?Did MNsure miss the mark on enrollment for a third straight year? Minnesota's health insurance exchange was due to report its registration tally on Monday. Open enrollment for consumer health plans ended on Sunday.
MDH: Health Care Costs 8 Times More For Those With Chronic DiseaseA new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has found that chronic disease sufferers are paying drastically more than those without chronic conditions.
Insurance Plans For 'Critical illness' Rise In Popularity"Critical illness" insurance is surging in popularity as consumers in high-deductible health plans look for ways to fill gaps in their coverage. The specialized coverage can help people who might struggle to pay out-of-pocket costs because it pays for things that conventional plans don't.
4 Things To Know: New ISIS Video, Weighing In For Weight LossThese are the top stories you need to know about from Monday, Jan. 4. They include a reason you shouldn't fear the bathroom scale, and the opening of new MnPASS lanes in St. Paul.
DHS: Renewal Period Extended For MN-Sponsored Health InsuranceThe Minnesota Department of Human Services says the renewal period for people on public health insurance will be extended for those who had their cases closed. The state said early Thursday that about 64,000 people were going to be dropped from public health insurance in Minnesota
House GOP Produce Senior Care Proposals For 2016A group of Minnesota House Republicans is staking claim to part of the state's sizable budget surplus for initiatives they say would benefit people near or well into retirement.
Budget Deal Brings Good News For Medical Device CompaniesA brewing federal budget deal brings good news for Minnesota's medical device companies.
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.

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