Elizabeth Stawicki Feature Archive

The Minnesota Senate on Thursday night passed legislation creating an online health insurance marketplace that's slated to be up and running by October. (03/08/2013)
Republicans say they will offer about 100 amendments to an insurance exchange bill when the Minnesota Senate debates it Thursday. (03/06/2013)
The DFL-controlled Minnesota House has passed a key part of the Obama administration's health care law -- a state-based health insurance exchange -- by a 72 to 58 vote, largely along party line. (03/05/2013)
The Minnesota House today begins what could be a marathon debate over a controversial and key part of the federal health care law. (03/04/2013)
Legislation to create a new online marketplace for health insurance is scheduled for a vote by the full Minnesota House on Monday. (03/03/2013)
A review of how the Pawlenty administration set payment rates for HMOs managing care for public health programs raises questions about high profit margins for the private health plans. (03/01/2013)
The federal government has awarded Minnesota $45 million to serve as a model testing site to lower taxpayer costs and improve the quality of care for Medicaid patients. (02/21/2013)
Legislation that would create a new online marketplace for Minnesotans to buy health insurance will be making its last state Senate committee stop this week. In order for the exchange to open for business in October as required, state lawmakers must pass a bill by the third week in March. (02/18/2013)
Workers for large employers may notice new health insurance information listed on their W2 forms this year. Under the federal health care law, W2 forms now must include the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance. (02/17/2013)
Workers at larger employers may notice new health insurance information listed on their W2 forms this year. (02/14/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton and his Human Services commissioner will travel to Washington, D.C., this week to lobby for federal money for MinnesotaCare. (02/03/2013)
The Dayton administration says a program designed to increase quality for 100,000 Medicaid patients will also save the state $90 million over the next three years. (02/01/2013)
Virtual visits with pharmacists may become more common under the federal health care overhaul. (01/31/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton's plan to expand eligibility for Medicaid in Minnesota would provide health coverage for an additional 145,000 Minnesotans, including 47,000 children, said Minnesota's Human Services Commissioner. (01/30/2013)
A Minnesota Senate committee handed insurance brokers a victory today in a long-running skirmish over the state's new health insurance marketplace. (01/30/2013)