The Minnesota House has a plan of its own to cut the health and human services budget. And on Wednesday, committees heard from scores of people that say they'd be hurt by the bill, which cuts $1.6 billion. (03/23/2011)
Minnesota health plans will now be required to compete against each other to manage state-subsidized health care programs for elderly, disabled and poor Minnesotans. (03/23/2011)
President Barack Obama signed health care reform into law one year ago today. But the partisan divide over the issue may be more heated now than it was then. When it comes to carrying out the law's policies in Minnesota, that party divide has also had an obvious impact. (03/23/2011)
The bill would change how counties deliver service to the disabled and the elderly, cut rates to doctors who provide unnecessary treatments and attempt to change how the state delivers Medicaid. (03/21/2011)
Democrats in the Minnesota House say the health insurance plans that take care of the state's Medicaid patients need to explain the skyrocketing cost of health care for Minnesota's poor. (02/24/2011)
A Minnesota House committee approved a bill Tuesday that would require CPR training for all teachers and assistant teachers in Minnesota's day care centers. (02/22/2011)
It's not like Lucinda Jesson needs more to do. She's running Minnesota's largest agency, the Department of Human Services -- a department that comprises nearly 30 percent of the state's budget. (02/18/2011)
The governor proposes raising the Medical Assistance surcharge for nursing homes by $635 dollars per bed. He says nursing homes would be able to recoup those taxes through higher reimbursement payments that will flow in from the federal government. (02/16/2011)
Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann joined GOP state legislators Monday morning in calling for Gov. Mark Dayton to cancel an expansion of Medicaid for 95,000 Minnesotans. (01/24/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday that the state will accelerate efforts to enroll 95,000 low-income Minnesotans into the federal Medicaid program by March 1. He said his administration is "dedicated to carrying out" the plan on a short timeline. (01/20/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton is expected today to put an end to an eight-month discussion over whether the state should enroll thousands of low- and middle-income Minnesotans into an expanded federal health care program. (01/05/2011)
General Assistance recipients used to be able to get health care at any hospital or clinic. Now it's not so easy. Only four hospitals in the state have signed on to provide care for GAMC patients under the revised plan, and all four are located in the Twin Cities area. (06/04/2010)
Some last-minute negotiations at the Capitol pumped an additional $10 million into General Assistance Medical Care, a program for poor, single adults and childless couples. But in the end, GAMC is still taking a more than 75 percent funding cut. (05/18/2010)
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has vetoed a bill that would have created a statewide health insurance pool for school employees and teachers. (05/10/2010)
The Minnesota House has passed a budget bill that cuts spending on health and human services programs by $164 million. (05/05/2010)

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