Elizabeth Stawicki Feature Archive

Minnesota's upcoming online insurance marketplace will be holding a town hall forum on Twitter on Monday to answer questions about how MNsure will work. (08/10/2013)
Minnesota's new online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, plans to ask the federal government for a total of $55 million to help fund the operation next year. (08/07/2013)
Two giants in Minnesota's health care system have developed a health plan designed to encourage patients to see their doctor. (08/06/2013)
Medicare will penalize about half of Minnesota's hospitals for readmitting patients too soon after discharge, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis. (08/06/2013)
When Bill Hill prepares to weigh himself each morning, a mechanical voice speaks to him from a small box on his nightstand that is connected to the scale on the floor. "Ready for Health Check?" the voice asks. "Please step on the scale." (08/06/2013)
The state commerce and health departments have asked companies selling health plans on the new insurance exchange to reveal how much their policies will cost in September, rather than in October. (07/26/2013)
Minnesota's new online insurance marketplace, has asked the state to temporarily classify some of its marketing materials as non-public, on the grounds that secrecy will protect consumers. (07/24/2013)
More than 100 organizations have applied to share in a $4 million federal grant to help Minnesotans find health insurance coverage on the new online marketplace, MNsure. (07/24/2013)
Rosalie Wahl, one of Minnesota's legal pioneers, died today at 88. While she will be remembered first and foremost as Minnesota's first woman to serve on the state Supreme Court, her time as justice was only a part of an extraordinary life. "Minnesota owes Justice Wahl a great debt of gratitude for her exceptional service," Gov. Mark Dayton said. (07/22/2013)
Minnesota will seek another $40 million in federal money to operate the new online insurance marketplace, MNsure in 2014. (07/22/2013)
Representatives of the state's new online insurance marketplace, MNsure, will go before a legislative oversight committee on Monday in St. Paul. (07/21/2013)
At a town hall meeting Tuesday night, DFL lawmakers welcomed questions about health care overhaul, and warned residents of impending information deluge. (07/17/2013)
Several DFL lawmakers will hold a health care town hall meeting Tuesday to explain how the new health care law will affect Minnesotans and answer their questions. (07/14/2013)
Many young adults may not worry about a health crisis, but the people building insurance exchanges worry about the millions of other healthy Americans who they fear may simply opt out. They need those younger, low-risk people to pay premiums to offset the costs of covering older, sicker Americans. (07/10/2013)
Sixteen Minnesota health centers will share $1.68 million in federal funds to help uninsured Minnesotans obtain coverage under the federal health care law. The funding is part of a national grant of $150 million. (07/10/2013)