Elizabeth Stawicki Feature Archive

Four big Minnesota HMOs will repay the state an estimated $73 million as a result of a negotiated cap on profits earned on government health programs. (04/03/2012)
A physicians group is recognizing HealthPartners and St. Paul's Regions hospital for a program they've instituted to reduce the number of preventable hospital visits for high-risk patients. (04/02/2012)
A nationwide study that relied partly on Twin Cities-area data finds a relatively low-cost treatment given to patients experiencing chest pains appears to reduce the risk of cardiac arrest or death. (03/28/2012)
Other states are likely to be affected more if the Supreme Court dismantles the health care reform overhaul, but Minnesotans still have reason to pay attention. The high court on Monday begins hearings on a challenge to the law. (03/26/2012)
The second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act brought out a flurry of rallies from those who like - and dislike - President Barack Obama's controversial health care law. (03/23/2012)
Hennepin County authorities are setting up permanent medication drop-off locations to collect unused and expired prescription drugs - particularly pain medications. (03/02/2012)
Rochester-based Mayo Clinic is expanding into the Georgia market for the first time. Mayo is now the parent company of Satilla Regional Health Services, which serves patients in nine southeastern Georgia counties. (03/02/2012)
The Citizens League and the Bush Foundation will be reaching out to gather community views this spring on how Minnesota should carry out health care reform. (03/02/2012)
Investment banking firm Piper Jaffray Companies on Thursday responded to speculation about a takeover by saying the company intends to remain independent. (03/01/2012)
The Minnesota agency overseeing a key part of the federal health care law says it'll turn down about $3 million in federal grant funds. (02/28/2012)
The agreement will allow residents who live in one state and work in the other to file just a single income tax return beginning next year. (02/28/2012)
Job vacancies were up nearly 48 percent in Minnesota in the final three months of last year compared to the same period in 2010. (02/28/2012)
Authorities now say the westbound lanes of Interstate 94, just west of Hudson, Wis., could be closed well into Monday afternoon after a tanker truck crashed into a bridge and burst into flames near the Roberts exit. (02/27/2012)
The federal government has awarded Minnesota a $26 million grant to help fund creation of a key part of the federal health care law: the state insurance exchange. (02/22/2012)
Minnesota's legislative auditor says he will seek a new review of the rate-setting process for HMOs providing services to Medicaid patients. (02/15/2012)