'I Am Going To Be Up A Creek': Medicaid Recipients Nervously Watching Health BillWith the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety.
'My Son Will Regress’: Mom Worries Over Possible Loss Of MedicaidState officials are warning that hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans could lose Medicaid coverage under the health care reform bill Congress is debating.
Good Question: Who Is On Medicaid?A major sticking point in the health care battle is proposed changes to Medicaid.
Gov. Walker Will Sign Planned Parenthood Defunding Wis. BillsGov. Scott Walker plans to sign two bills that would cut millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood. The governor plans to sign the measures Friday morning at Life's Connection, a pregnancy counseling office in Waukesha.
Wis. Senate Passes Planned Parenthood Funding CutWisconsin Republicans took another step Wednesday in their push to defund Planned Parenthood, with the state Senate passing two bills that would cost the organization millions of dollars every year.
Study: Doulas Can Improve Birth Outcomes For Low Income WomenA new University of Minnesota study says low income women who get support from a doula during the pregnancy end up with fewer dangerous and costly birth complications.
ACLU Sues Over Ban On Transition-Related Surgery Coverage The American Civil Liberties Union says it filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Minnesota Department of Human Services, challenging the ban on transition-related surgeries for transgender people on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.
Wis. Senate Panel OKs Bills To Strip Planned Parenthood FundingThe state Senate's health committee has approved a pair of bills that would strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding and raise its Medicaid expenses. One measure would require the state to apply for $3.5 million in federal Title X grant money, which currently all goes to Planned Parenthood.
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.
Bloomington Doctor Charged With Fraud, Identity Theft, Taking KickbacksA Bloomington doctor will be in court Thursday, charged with taking money from Medicare and Medicaid.
Minnesota Health Care Programs Mute Medicaid Expansion CostsThe budget implications of expanding Medicaid aren't hitting Minnesota as hard as other states.
Report: MNsure Suffers Another System GlitchThere's another reported problem for Minnesota's online health exchange: a system glitch. It means the state must re-run eligibility determinations for more than 55,000 Minnesotans, according to the Star Tribune.