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.
What's In $42 Billion? Minnesota's Next Budget At A GlanceMinnesota's Legislature descended Monday into the usual, end-of-session flurry of finalizing and passing bills.
House Passes Budget That Cuts MinnesotaCareHouse Republicans put a health care program for tens of thousands of low-income Minnesotans on the chopping block as the centerpiece of a budget bill that aims to put up half of the $2 billion in tax relief GOP lawmakers hope to offer.
MinnesotaCare's Future At Stake In House GOP BudgetHouse Republicans are putting a health care program for tens of thousands of low-income Minnesotans on the chopping block.
Democrats Ready For Round 2 As GOP Targets Health ProgramRepublicans are bringing Democrats back to the mat to save a public health care program for tens of thousands of low-income Minnesota residents.
Key Deadline Caps Off MNsure's Smoother Year 2 StartA key deadline Wednesday capped a smoother start — though it wasn't perfect — for the second year of the state health insurance exchange. MNsure officials said the website was stable and call wait times remained short as Minnesota residents rushed to beat the noon deadline to get coverage that starts Thursday. It was a marked change from MNsure last year, when long wait times and a crash-prone site frustrated consumers.