St. Paul School Raises Money For Student's Mother In Need Of Kidney TransplantA St. Paul charter school is raising money for a life-saving kidney transplant for the mother of one of their students. Doctors told Socorro Neri-Vergara she will die without a transplant. However, Neri-Vergara is an undocumented immigrant and was denied being placed on a transplant list. The insurance she qualifies for with her status doesn't cover transplants.
UnitedHealthcare CEO Calls ACA Exchange Expansion A 'Bad Decision'UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley says the nation's biggest health insurer made a bad decision when it dove deeper into the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges this year.
MNsure: 70 Pct. Of Customers Received Federal SubsidiesMore Minnesota residents are qualifying for financial help this year to buy coverage on the state's health insurance exchange. MNsure announced Monday that more than 70 percent of the customers buying private insurance so far this month have received federal subsidies. That's up from roughly 50 percent last year.
UnitedHealth Future In Public Insurance Exchange QuestionableUnitedHealth chopped its 2015 earnings forecast and the nation's largest health insurer has begun to question its future in public insurance exchanges, a key component in the nation's health care overhaul.
MNsure Picks Internal Candidate To Lead Insurance MarketplaceMNsure has tapped its interim leader to run the health insurance exchange permanently even though she didn't apply for the job. The entity's board selected Allison O'Toole on Wednesday. She was chosen over Mark Nyquist, who was named the sole finalist for the position earlier this month.
Reality Check: The Cost To Not Have Health Insurance In 2016It's an important time of year for thousands of Minnesotans: Time to sign up for next year's health insurance. And if you don't get it, get ready to pay up anyway. The new federal health care law requires American citizens to have health insurance.
MNsure Board Names Sole Candidate For CEO JobMinnesota's health insurance exchange is considering a sole finalist to become its fourth leader in three years. MNsure's board of directors on Wednesday named Mark Nyquist the lone candidate to take the chief executive job permanently.
MNsure Customers Say They're Seeing Double-Digit HikesMNsure officials say they're ready to handle a flood of customers when open enrollment begins Sunday. The exchange is heading into its third round of open enrollment with more call center staff. Interim Chief Executive Officer Allison O'Toole said Wednesday they're already receiving calls from consumers worried about double-digit premium hikes for next year.
UCare Customer Suing Minnesota Over Contract BiddingAn anonymous Minnesota resident is suing the state over its decision to drop UCare for public health care programs in a competitive bid process.
UnitedHealth Group 3Q Profit Slips, But Above ExpectationsUnitedHealth Group's third-quarter profit slipped, but the nation's largest health insurer still beat Wall Street expectations due in part to prescription drug management and its other fast-growing businesses.
Insurers Pulling Plans Is Costly Problem For MNsureMinnesota insurers have routed thousands of customers away from MNsure, a financial boon for the companies but one that creates enrollment and revenue headaches for an exchange already confronting concerns about long-term solvency. After signing up customers on plans through the exchange in 2014, two insurers effectively pulled nearly 5,000 policies off MNsure for the following year.
Good Question: How Do Insurance Companies Decide Who's In-Network?Starting next year, Walgreens will no longer be an in-network pharmacy for people with HealthPartners insurance. So how do insurance companies decide who's in-network? Good Question.
Study: MNsure Rate Hikes Among The Highest In The CountryMinnesota is ranked number one in a category it might not like -- it has some of the highest health care insurance rate hikes in the country.
Judge Rejects UCare Bid To Halt Public Health Program SignupA Minnesota judge has denied an insurance company's attempt to halt public health care registration as it fights to win back a key state contract. Ramsey County District Judge Robert Awsumb denied UCare's request for an injunction Thursday.
Lawmakers Press Dayton To Hit Pause On UCare DecisionState senators are pressing Gov. Mark Dayton to halt a contracting process that would squeeze out a major health insurance company. UCare sued the state last month after being cut out during a bid process for public programs.