The federal health care overhaul aims to drastically reduce the number of Americans who don't have insurance. But as Minnesota officials gear up to promote the importance of health insurance, market research indicates even subsidized health plans will be a tough sell with some people.
An annual study of health care quality suggests a new payment system under the federal health care overhaul is improving care for seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans.
The Dayton administration will seek between $60 million and $80 million more in federal grants to fund a cornerstone of the federal health care overhaul — a state insurance exchange.
The state-based online insurance marketplaces are a cornerstone of the federal health care overhaul. State officials are trying to figure out how to come up with the money.
The federal health care overhaul will inject some financial uncertainty into the budget of Hennepin County Medical Center and other so-called, "safety net" hospitals.
Minnesota and other states are developing health exchanges: an online, one-stop shop for consumers to compare competing health plans. The law provides for assistance from humans as well, but there is a big debate about who should provide that help.
A new study says Minnesota has a higher percentage of residents with a high health care cost burden than the national average.
A federal audit found Duluth-based Essentia Health received more than $865,000 in Medicare overpayments.
Gov. Mark Dayton is changing leadership of the administration's work on the state's health insurance exchange, shifting oversight away from the Department of Commerce after questions of conflict of interest and lack of transparency.
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.
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.
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.
The CEOs for HealthPartners and Park Nicollet say their proposed merger will mean better quality health care for patients at more affordable cost.
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.
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.