Elizabeth Stawicki Feature Archive

Gov. Mark Dayton says he welcomes a federal investigation of the state's Medicaid program. The focus of the investigation remains unclear. (02/14/2012)
Minnesota health plans and religious groups are taking a wait-and-see approach after the Obama administration announced a compromise aimed at stemming the backlash to a controversial health policy. (02/10/2012)
Allina Hospitals and Clinics, one of Minnesota's major medical systems, is changing its name to Allina Health, to emphasize overall patient health rather than just treating illnesses. (02/08/2012)
A leading GOP state senator who opposes the federal health care overhaul is accusing the Dayton administration of misusing federal tax dollars to hire staff to build a state insurance exchange. (02/03/2012)
A key GOP Minnesota lawmaker says the state needs legislative authority to establish a health insurance exchange, a central part of the federal health care overhaul. (01/31/2012)
The debate over a key part of the federal health care overhaul heats up again at the state capitol. (01/31/2012)
A DFL state lawmaker from Inver Grove Heights says he'll introduce legislation to establish one of the central parts of the federal health care law: a state insurance exchange. (01/30/2012)
Commercial health insurers are scrambling for position as a key part of the federal health law threatens to upend their marketplace in two years. (01/23/2012)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has named former UnitedHealth Group executive Kenneth Burdick to be its new president and CEO. (01/19/2012)
An advisory task force is pushing for strong consumer and small business representation in the oversight of Minnesota's health insurance exchange. (01/18/2012)
More than 50 DFL lawmakers have signed on to an advisory brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the federal health care law. (01/12/2012)
The clock is ticking for Minnesota to develop its own health insurance exchange. (12/24/2011)
A prominent anti-abortion group is stepping up pressure on legislators to get more involved in planning a Minnesota health insurance exchange. (12/21/2011)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has chosen three Minnesota health systems to take part in a national program designed to improve patient care while lowering costs to Medicare. (12/19/2011)
The Obama Administration said it'll give individual states a major role in determining the minimum benefits health insurers must provide under the federal health care law in 2014. (12/17/2011)