Holiday travelers crowded the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday, barely noticing the silent parade of airport workers protesting for higher wages. Abenezer Madde was one such worker, whose hourly earnings are just above the minimum wage.
Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.
Friday is the one-month anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, widely known as “Obamacare.” The rollout of the federal health care website has been fraught with problems. And while Minnesota’s health care website MNsure isn’t glitch free, it’s running much smoother than HealthCare.gov. Minnesota’s one of 16 states and the District of Columbia that set up their own health care exchanges.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and a state senator are calling for a state and national audit of Medicaid.
When it comes to the automatic spending cuts that began taking effect this month, federal lawmakers spared programs that serve the nation’s most vulnerable — such as food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans’ assistance — from hard hits.
What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.
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.
More than 35,000 low-income Minnesota residents moved closer Monday to becoming eligible for a subsidized health insurance program, part of a state buy-in to the controversial new federal health care law.
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.
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 Sen. Al Franken says he thinks the Obama administration will soon release details of how states can provide health insurance to lower-income people as part of the federal healthcare overhaul.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says Minnesota has reached a milestone in its effort to establish a health insurance exchange.
After Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for federal permission to make changes to Minnesota’s Medicaid program to save as much as $151 million over five years.