Health Care Deal Could Spare Major MinnesotaCare Cuts A brewing compromise in the U.S. Senate to shore up health insurance markets could roll back massive cuts to federal funding for Minnesota's health care program for the working poor.
Dayton Approves Reinsurance ProgramGov. Mark Dayton has signed a federal waiver approving a new state program to lower health insurance premiums.
What's At Stake In Fight To Save MinnesotaCareState officials aren't sure how they'll cope with hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding cuts to Minnesota's health care program for the working poor.
State Officials Crank Up Pressure To Protect MinnesotaCare Minnesota officials are pressing President Donald Trump's administration to reverse massive planned cuts to a critical state health care program for low-income residents.
Minnesota Health Leaders Concerned About Medicaid Future Under TrumpMinnesota health care leaders are alarmed about deep cuts to Medicaid coming out of Washington.
Dayton Proposes Public Option For MNsure With MinnesotaCareGov. Mark Dayton's recent health scares have overshadowed his ambitious agenda for the 2017 Legislature.
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.