• Health care overhaul has Minnesota counties scrambling
    The expansion of Medicaid to more than 151,000 newly eligible residents is happening at the same time that the state is overhauling its computer systems. To better manage it all, most counties are also in the midst of a hiring frenzy.July 24, 2013
  • MNsure buyers could get early look at rates
    People interested in buying health insurance through the state's new online marketplace, MNsure, may get an early look at premium rates, according to a Minnesota Department of Commerce official.July 17, 2013
  • MNsure town hall message: Brace yourselves for the information deluge, Minnesota
    At a town hall meeting Tuesday night, DFL lawmakers welcomed questions about health care overhaul, and warned residents of impending information deluge.July 17, 2013
  • Messy rollout of health law echoes Medicare drug expansion
    It hasn't been a good week for the Affordable Care Act. But this isn't the first time a major health law has gotten off to a rocky start.July 13, 2013
  • GOP wants delay in health law's individual mandate
    Framing a new argument against President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional GOP leaders called Tuesday for a delay in the law's requirement that individual Americans carry health insurance.July 9, 2013
  • Affordable Care Act has unique proving ground in Minnesota
    No state is set to embrace the Affordable Care Act as thoroughly as Minnesota, the only one that will implement the "big three" components of health insurance expansion. Minnesota will expand Medicaid, develop an online insurance marketplace, and offer a Basic Health Program. It's the third component that really sets Minnesota apart.July 9, 2013
  • Latinos important constituency in health care overhaul
    While Latinos comprise a small fraction of Minnesota's population , they are a big part of the uninsured population. One in eight Latinos lacks health insurance. That makes Latino communities a likely focus for efforts to reduce the number of Minnesotans lacking health coverage.July 9, 2013
  • Why Obama delayed health care mandate
    Kerri Miller speaks with Stephen Parente, director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the Carlson School of Management, about the Obama administration's decision to delay by one year the health care law's mandate that large employers provide health insurance for their employees.July 3, 2013
  • MNsure won't be affected by Obamacare delay
    The state's new health insurance exchange, MNsure, won't be affected by the Obama administration's decision today to delay a key employer mandate under the federal health care law, Minnesota officials.July 2, 2013
  • Obama admin delays major requirement of health law
    The Obama administration says it's delaying a major part of the president's health care overhaul law, the requirement that medium and large companies offer coverage.July 2, 2013
  • Minn. cigarette taxes rise on Monday
    Cigarettes will be much more costly in Minnesota after Sunday. New tobacco taxes kick in Monday. That includes a $1.60 increase in the per-pack tax on cigarettes. The extra charge brings the total tax to $2.83 per pack.June 30, 2013
  • States find ways to raise taxes without saying so
    As state government leaders struggle to reconcile public demand for services with still sluggish post-recession tax collections, they have turned to tax increases -- but will call them anything but. Governors and lawmakers in several states have labeled their ideas extensions, surcharges or fees and used verbal gymnastics to explain why they aren't tax increases.June 29, 2013
  • Librarians to help with health law
    The nation's librarians will be recruited to help people get signed up for insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.June 28, 2013
  • Test-driving the Obamacare software
    All the outreach in the world won't count for much if the Obamacare ticket counter doesn't work. Behind the campaign to educate the uninsured about the Affordable Care Act is the assumption that software to sell the plans will be ready and user-friendly by Oct. 1, when enrollment is supposed to start. That assumption isn't universally shared. Kaiser Health News got an early look at the exchange software that will be used in Minnesota, Maryland and the District of Columbia.June 27, 2013
  • MNsure I.T. costs up nearly $5M
    Costs to build the technology infrastructure of Minnesota's new online health insurance marketplace have gone up nearly $5 million.June 26, 2013

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