Elizabeth Stawicki Feature Archive

Gov. Mark Dayton is shifting responsibility for developing a key part of the federal health care law -- an insurance exchange -- from the Department of Commerce to Minnesota Management and Budget. (09/18/2012)
Minnesota's largest health plans enjoyed healthy profits for the third year in a row, despite returning more than $100 million to the Medicaid program. (09/07/2012)
Officials representing Minnesota health insurance agents and brokers are worried state officials are implementing the health reform law in ways that will hurt their business. (09/04/2012)
The CEOs for HealthPartners and Park Nicollet say their proposed merger will mean better quality health care for patients at more affordable cost. (08/31/2012)
The Dayton administration has asked the federal government for another $42.5 million to build Minnesota's insurance exchange, a key part of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. (08/23/2012)
At least two dozen Minnesota hospitals will have to forfeit a small fraction of their Medicare funding because patients had to be readmitted soon after discharge. (08/10/2012)
Minnesota is the first state in the nation to receive federal approval for a new way of paying for health care in its Medicaid program. (08/09/2012)
An experimental partnership between two Twin Cities rivals appears to be holding down health care costs. (08/07/2012)
The Minnesota Attorney General's office says officials are still investigating North Memorial Hospital despite Monday's settlement announcement with bill collector Accretive Health. (07/31/2012)
Fairview Health Service's former bill collector, Accretive Health, has agreed to pay a $2.5 million fine and leave the state to settle a federal lawsuit brought by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. (07/31/2012)
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson today announced a $2.5 million settlement under which Chicago-based bill collector Accretive Health has agreed to stop operations in the state. (07/30/2012)
The Dayton administration is seeking an independent review of how the Pawlenty administration determined payments to HMOs providing services for the state's Medicaid program. (07/23/2012)
The Dayton administration is seeking an independent review of how the state set payment rates for Medicaid HMOs during the Pawlenty administration. (07/23/2012)
The state Health Department reports the rate of health care spending in Minnesota has slowed to its lowest point since 1997. (07/18/2012)
The state Commerce Department has chosen a Virginia company to build the technical part of its health insurance exchange. (07/16/2012)