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  • Laying bare your finances to apply for health care
    After a storm of complaints, the Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled simplified forms to apply for insurance under the president's new health care law. You won't have to lay bare your medical history but you will have to detail your finances.April 30, 2013
  • Help for 'uninsurables' mired in political battle
    A GOP bill, headed for a vote Wednesday in the House, would divert billions from another program under President Barack Obama's signature law, a transfer Democrats say would undermine broader goals. Caught in the middle are the so-called uninsurables.April 24, 2013
  • Obamacare credits could trigger surprise tax bills
    Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don't accurately project their income.April 2, 2013
  • Interactive: Implementation of Affordable Care Act by state
    The Affordable Care Act will provide coverage to more than 32 million uninsured Americans, but underlying medical claims costs in the individual market - a driver of premium costs - could rise by nearly 32 percent nationally by 2017, according to a study by financial risk analysts.April 2, 2013
  • Study: Health overhaul to raise claims cost 32%
    Insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under President Barack Obama's overhaul, the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts has estimated.March 27, 2013
  • Study: Health overhaul to raise Minn. claims costs
    A new study says medical claim costs for Minnesotans with individual health insurance policies won't jump as much as the projected national average.March 26, 2013
  • Obama health law anniversary finds two Americas
    Three years, two elections, and one Supreme Court decision after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, its promise of health care for the uninsured may be delayed or undercut in much of the country because of entrenched opposition from many Republican state leaders.March 21, 2013
  • State gives all clear for TurboTax users
    The state of Minnesota says its okay again for taxpayers to prepare their 2012 returns with TurboTax and other Intuit products.March 19, 2013
  • Dayton to tour state to promote his budget
    Gov. Mark Dayton will travel the state starting this week to make the case for his budget.March 17, 2013
  • NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake at National Press Club
    Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the National Security Agency, speaks March 15, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington. He was charged with espionage after he blew the whistle on waste, fraud and illegal activity at the NSA.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, March 14, 2013
  • Dayton's tax proposals: Take 2
    Now that Gov. Mark Dayton has gone back to the drawing board, a pair of leading tax authorities from the Legislature join us to talk about what comes next.March 10, 2013
  • Myriad languages, cultures challenge health reform
    Understanding the Affordable Care Act is a challenge even for governors, state lawmakers and agency officials, but delivering its message to non-English speakers who can benefit from it is shaping up as a special complication. That is especially true in states with large and diverse immigrant populations.March 5, 2013
  • Minn. House takes up health exchange bill
    The Minnesota House today begins what could be a marathon debate over a controversial and key part of the federal health care law.March 4, 2013
  • Sidewalk seating vs. parking in Lowertown
    People who want to see more sidewalk cafes in downtown St. Paul will clash this week with those concerned about limited parking.March 4, 2013
  • Tax bills for rich families approach 30-year high
    With Washington gridlocked again over whether to raise their taxes, it turns out wealthy families already are paying some of their biggest federal tax bills in decades even as the rest of the population continues to pay at historically low rates.March 3, 2013

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