Mark Zdechlik

Mark Zdechlik

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
mzdechlik@mpr.org


Mark Zdechlik covers politics for MPR News. He began his MPR career in 1986 while attending St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota where he earned a degree in Business Administration. Over the past nearly two decades, Zdechlik has been involved in covering virtually every major news story in the region. Zdechlik's radio stories have been recognized with numerous awards from organizations including The Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Northwest Broadcast News Association.

Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

Uninsured Minnesotans who are discovering they owe a penalty for not having health insurance can reduce penalties for 2015 by enrolling before April 15. (04/11/2015)
Nurses check computer log
Minnesota officials say thousands of health care providers are violating the state's new electronic health records rules. Some providers, though, worry about the security and cost of digital records. (04/03/2015)
Minnesotans with private health insurance got higher quality health care than those on public assistance last year, according to a report. (03/26/2015)
Minnesota's Legislative Auditor says the state Human Services Department continues to struggle managing eligibility requirements for several public assistance programs. (03/24/2015)
Paid sick and family leave brings important benefits, but they are not equally available to different ethnic groups. (03/13/2015)
Citing lower numbers of enrollees in private health plans than anticipated, MNsure officials will cut administrative and spending. No jobs will be cut but some positions will remain unfilled. (03/12/2015)
Minnesota's online insurance marketplace extended the enrollment period until April 30. That gives anyone penalized for lacking health insurance last year a chance to avoid another one. (03/12/2015)
Union negotiators for 3,500 Twin Cities area hospital workers say they're reached a tentative contract agreement covering eight medical centers. (03/03/2015)
MNsure board members are debating whether making the exchange a state agency would make it more transparent and accountable. (02/26/2015)
Although Anthem doesn't sell insurance directly to Minnesotans, it does administer some employer-sponsored plans in the state. (02/24/2015)
MNsure had said it would distribute some 35,000 1095 federal tax forms, detaling insurance tax subsidies, by early February, because customers need the forms to complete their 2014 income taxes. (02/24/2015)
The rising tide of high health insurance deductibles in Minnesota and across the nation has sparked concern that millions of people have health insurance they cannot afford to use. (02/10/2015)
Many employers and insurers offer health screenings, gym discounts and other incentives to keep employees healthy. But critics question their use and say the real costs are hidden. (02/03/2015)
Gov. Mark Dayton's new budget calls for more Department of Human Services funding to help DHS cover its share of MNsure's expenses. (01/28/2015)
Twin Cities-based Medtronic is expected to officially become an Irish enterprise on Monday. (01/26/2015)