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Conditional Approval For Minn. Health Exchange

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says Minnesota has reached a milestone in its effort to establish a health insurance exchange.

12/20/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Endorse Todd Akin As Senate Chances Slip Away

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.

09/27/2012

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Minn. Seeks OK To Change Medicaid Health Plan

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.

08/28/2012

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Opinion: Paul Ryan And The War on Women

If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum.

08/15/2012

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Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

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Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.

07/09/2012

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Minnesota Pushes Ahead With Health Care Overhaul

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton bet big on the federal health care overhaul, drawing federal money to expand Medicaid early and preparing for the day when the full law takes effect.

06/28/2012

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GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]

06/13/2012

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Feds Investigate Minnesota’s Handling Of Medicaid

The federal government is investigating how Minnesota administers Medicaid health coverage for poor people, but few details are available on the nature of the inquiry.

02/15/2012

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Contractor Finds $23M In Savings For Iowa Medicaid

A contractor hired by the Iowa Medicaid program has helped save taxpayers more than $23 million in the first year of an initiative to recover and avoid improper costs.

07/21/2011

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Public Money Puts Bachmann On Defensive

As Rep. Michele Bachmann tours the country criticizing government as too big and too expensive, the Republican presidential candidate has come under mounting scrutiny over public dollars flowing to family business interests.

06/30/2011

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Bachmann Defends Medicaid Funds To Spouse’s Clinic

As Rep. Michele Bachmann tours the country criticizing government as too big and too expensive, the Republican presidential candidate has come under mounting scrutiny over public dollars flowing to family business interests.

06/29/2011

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Dayton Criticizes Minn. House Health Care Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton is criticizing a House health care budget bill for counting on federal permission to cut Medicaid spending.

03/22/2011

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Dayton: Medicaid Expansion Will Be Ready March 1

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday pushed up a Medicaid health care expansion he sought under the federal health care overhaul, saying broader coverage for 95,000 vulnerable adults will start March 1, seven months sooner than previously predicted.

01/20/2011

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Dayton Says Minn. Working With Feds On Health Care

Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius say they’re working together on Minnesota’s participation in the federal health care overhaul.

01/18/2011

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