Minnesota Says It Must Repay Feds $48M For Improper Chemical Dependency PaymentsThe Minnesota Department of Human Services says it must repay the federal government an estimated $48 million that it paid to ineligible chemical dependency treatment providers.
Minnesota Has Low Unemployment, High Medicaid RateMinnesota's unemployment rate is at historic lows, but the number of people using public health insurance for the poor is still at historic highs.
Wis. GOP Senate Leader Won't Rule Out Medicaid ExpansionScott Fitzgerald says he doesn't see support for taking the federal money right now, "but there's a lot of moving parts but I don't want to be presumptuous and rule it out."
Target Settles With Mass. Medicaid Program For $3MFederal and Massachusetts authorities allege Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling Medicaid recipients' prescriptions.
Judge Halts Plan For Medicaid Work Requirement The Trump administration's drive to wean poor people from government benefits by making them work has been slowed by a federal judge framing a fundamental question: Are poverty programs meant to show tough love or to help the needy?
Walmart Settles Minnesota Medicaid Claims Lawsuit For $825KMinnesota is one of at least 20 states that doesn't allow pharmacies to automatically refill Medicaid prescriptions without an explicit request from the beneficiary for each refill.
Minnesotans Who Rely On Medicaid Fear Trump's Proposed CutsThe proposal would cut hundreds of billions of dollars to Medicaid over the next decade. Roughly one in five Minnesotans relies on the program for medical treatment or care.
'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.