Fairview Health Services Taking Over UCare Health PlanFairview Health Services is taking over the UCare health plan, which had been struggling since losing contracts with the state to cover low-income people enrolled in the MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance programs.
State: Cost Of New Health Care Plans Less Than ExpectedState officials say a massive shift of low-income residents into new health care plans cost less than expected. It's a byproduct of a statewide bid for the companies that cover enrollees on MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance.
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.
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
MN Offering Free Anti-Smoking Treatment To SomeIt's the turn of a new year, and the state of Minnesota is helping people whose New Year's resolutions are to quit smoking. Nearly 6,000 people die every year in Minnesota due to smoking, and it causes nearly $2.5 billion annually in medical costs.
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.
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.
UCare To Drop Lawsuit Against State For Health ContractsA Minnesota health insurance company said Friday that it will drop its lawsuit against the state for not renewing its contracts to cover hundreds of thousands of low-income residents.
UCare Looks To Salvage State Contracts For Public ProgramsA Minnesota health insurance company started a public push on Tuesday to maintain its foothold in the state's public programs.
Dayton Names Panel To Study Future Of MNsure, MinnesotaCareGov. Mark Dayton has made 11 picks to a health care task force that will study MNsure and MinnesotaCare and make recommendations for their future direction.
New State Budget Comes With Higher Costs For MinnesotaCareMonthly premiums for Minnesota's health care program for the working poor are increasing in August.
Minnesota Health Care Programs Mute Medicaid Expansion CostsThe budget implications of expanding Medicaid aren't hitting Minnesota as hard as other states.

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