A task force met to begin the job of shaping an insurance exchange for Minnesota. The online marketplaces are a key part of the federal health care law.
State Republican lawmakers are trying to determine their best stance towards the state-based insurance exchanges mandated as part of the health care overhaul.
Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order today that establishes a new state task force on health care reform.
A partnership between two rivals offers a glimpse of the future under a cornerstone of the federal health care overhaul.
The federal government released much-anticipated rules today about how a centerpiece of the federal health care law will work — a program intended to spur medical providers into forming Accountable Care Organizations.
A legal challenge to President Barack Obama's federal health care law has a major court date Thursday in Minnesota.
Minnesota's Hospital Association, which represents most of the hospitals in the state, is applauding federal efforts to cut red tape in its Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Through the federal stimulus and health care laws, 120 health care workers in Minnesota will receive tax free awards of up to $60,000 for serving two years in communities with limited access to health care.
Health insurance exchanges are one of the pillars of the federal health care overhaul. Under the law, Minnesota, like all states, will eventually have an exchange -- an online marketplace where consumers and small businesses can compare and buy health plans. But there's a battle shaping up over who will design and run it.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding Minnesota nearly $5 million to stem chronic diseases and promote healthier communities.
Last month, some state Republican lawmakers criticized the governor for using a $4 million federal grant to prepare for an exchange without consulting the GOP-controlled legislature.
The federal government is awarding the Minnesota Commerce Department nearly $4 million to review health insurance rates in individual and small group markets.
As summer travel season comes to a close, we note one positive trend on Minnesota's roadways -- fewer people are dying from motor vehicle crashes. So far, there've been 50 fewer traffic deaths compared to the same time last year, and that year broke a record for fewest fatalities.
Jerry Hammer, executive vice president of the State Fair says more than 215,000 people came out on Saturday.
The Mahnomen Health Center in Mahnomen, Minn., will receive nearly $300,000 in federal grant funds for an electronic health records system.