Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

Even as e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, they may also hook kids on nicotine. (12/25/2014)
Although MNsure has seen more people apply for insurance, one insurance company representative complained that the agency has not provided it with data to enroll people in health plans. (12/18/2014)
Total enrollment in public and private health plans through MNsure jumped 32 percent between Dec. 13 and Dec. 16, the exchange says. (12/17/2014)
Fairview will make case-by-case exceptions to the flu policy for what it calls "compassionate" reasons. (12/16/2014)
MNsure officials say they've extended until Dec. 20 the deadline to enroll in a health plan for coverage starting Jan. 1. Some Minnesotans have been frustrated trying to sign up. (12/15/2014)
As Monday's deadline to enroll in private health insurance through the state's online insurance website approaches, people who help consumers with the application process say business is booming. (12/12/2014)
Workers are contributing more for their own health insurance now than they did 10 years ago, a new report shows. (12/09/2014)
American Mfg Co. is the first Minnesota firm to win an exemption from the Affordable Care Act's birth control coverage mandate on religious grounds. (12/05/2014)
MNsure officials say the departure this year of PreferredOne, the lowest cost and most popular health insurer selling plans, is a factor in the lower private health plan enrollment estimates. (12/03/2014)
MNsure wants millennials, people without children and men to become insured and comply with the federal health insurance mandate. (12/01/2014)
Law enforcement officials say today, which some call "Blackout Wednesday," is one of the biggest drinking days of the year. (11/26/2014)
HealthPartners said it will be the largest freestanding neuroscience center in the Upper Midwest, and will bring together several types of neurological care. (11/21/2014)
Organizers are scrambling after trucks carrying supplies for Holiday Lights in the Park got stuck on the interstate. (11/21/2014)
MNsure's CEO Scott Leitz says many more people have signed up for private health plans in the first few days than in the online exchange's first two weeks in 2013. (11/19/2014)
Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace began its second year largely without problems. But the operation likely will face a much tougher test next month. (11/17/2014)