• Does Minnesota really need still-broken MNsure site?
    Skeptics are questioning if Minnesota really needs the agency and its $100 million website. They note that about two-thirds of those who enrolled in plans using MNsure were already eligible for government insurance programs but just didn't know it or how to sign up.July 13, 2014
  • Study: Collaboration between docs, insurers lowers cost of cancer care
    A UnitedHealth Group study found the cost of cancer care dropped when doctors were paid a lump sum per case and were showed how they compared with others treating the same cancers.July 12, 2014
  • What last-minute Minn. tax filers need to know
    If you haven't filed by now, you probably won't be able to schedule time with an accountant so close to Tuesday night's deadline.April 14, 2014
  • Gov. Dayton proposes $616 million in tax cuts for businesses, people
    With a $1.2 billion budget surplus to work with, the governor formally proposed repealing three new business sales taxes passed last session, including the warehousing tax scheduled to take effect on April 1. He also proposed that Minnesota tax law conform with federal tax law on breaks for married couples, working families, child care and student loans.March 6, 2014
  • Health care overhaul has some clinics preparing for rush of new patients
    'Obamacare' expanded Medicaid and provided some people with premium discounts through the state's new online insurance marketplace, MNsure. As a result, community health centers expect to see a 12 to 15 percent rise in the number of patients this year.January 1, 2014
  • Callers swamp MNsure hotline
    Callers have overwhelmed the online insurance marketplace's contact center, which has a capacity of 300 calls at any one time. MNsure officials say the lines were busy right away when the center opened Tuesday morning.December 31, 2013
  • Outgoing Moorhead mayor reflects on floods, oil patch impact
    After 12 years, Mayor Mark Voxland said his major accomplishment remains the city's response to severe floods.December 27, 2013
  • How much NSA is too much?
    Critics urge that it be restrained, but supporters say it has prevented attacks.The Daily Circuit, December 19, 2013
  • Minnesota delegation continues fight against medical device tax
    Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen and Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken say the 2.3 percent tax on companies like Medtronic and St. Jude Medical will cost jobs and stifle innovation.The Daily Circuit, November 21, 2013
  • Some Minnesota Democrats 'jittery' over health care woes
    It's clear at some Democrats are starting the view the Affordable Care Act as a potential political liability. The fallout from the problems with the federal health care law has some Minnesota Democrats suggesting that they would support Republican legislation that could significantly roll back parts of the 2010 law.November 14, 2013
  • Obama admin. posts low health care signups
    Fewer than 27,000 people managed to enroll for health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on the problem-filled federal website, the White House administration says.November 13, 2013
  • Dayton: Americans should be able to keep insurance
    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he believes all Americans should be able to keep existing insurance plans under the new federal health care law.November 13, 2013
  • Minnesota businesses with small group insurance plans renew early to avoid higher rates
    Numerous Minnesota businesses are joining the ranks of small group policy holders who are renewing insurance plans early to avoid higher insurance rates designed to make insurance more affordable for companies with unhealthy workers.November 11, 2013
  • Insurance cancellations: The price of mending a broken system?
    Statistics aren't available yet, but millions of Americans whose health insurance is being canceled because their policies don't meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The cancellations are making some people angry, many anxious and opponents of the law feeling righteous.November 6, 2013
  • White House sidesteps on 'Obamacare' change
    Under growing pressure, the administration refused repeatedly to state a position Tuesday on legislation formalizing President Barack Obama's oft-stated promise that people who like their existing coverage should be allowed to keep it under the new health care law.November 5, 2013

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