DFL legislators announced a plan Thursday to keep offering state-subsidized health care to low-income adults, even though Gov. Pawlenty vetoed funding for it. (12/10/2009)
Medical marijuana backers are preparing to try to put a constitutional amendment -- ensuring the right of the sick and dying to smoke marijuana -- on the state ballot next year. (05/28/2009)
Officials representing the state's hospitals say they're so concerned about the level of cuts in Gov. Pawlenty's budget plan that they would support increasing a tax on health care providers to prevent the cuts. (05/04/2009)
The Minnesota Senate has approved legislation that would allow medical marijuana use for seriously ill patients. (04/29/2009)
The Minnesota House and Senate have passed separate Health and Human Services finance bills that use federal economic stimulus money to maintain current eligibility for state-subsidized health benefits. Both versions reduce spending, but not by as much as Gov. Tim Pawlenty has called for. (04/27/2009)
Rep. Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth, said most provider payments would be cut by 3 percent, but he said no one currently on state subsidized health insurance would lose their coverage. (04/21/2009)
A bill to allow the medical use of marijuana in Minnesota has cleared another committee in the state Senate. (03/10/2009)
The Minnesota House is on the record with overwhelming support for a proposed children's psychiatric hospital in Woodbury, but Senate approval is iffy. (05/08/2008)
The rare lung cancer afflicting miners on the Iron Range will be the topic of extensive study now that Governor Tim Pawlenty has signed a bill providing money for the research. (04/28/2008)
Legislation that authorizes a nearly $5 million study of lung cancer among Iron Range miners is on its way to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's desk. The House gave final approval to the bill today on a vote of 121-1. (04/24/2008)
Research of a rare cancer affecting Iron Range miners will go forward, after lawmakers and Gov. Tim Pawlenty reached a compromise over the funding. (04/17/2008)
Funding for a study of a kind of lung cancer that might be connected to mining taconite is moving through the state House. It was approved last week by a House committee. (03/10/2008)
A health care task force appointed by Gov. Pawlenty and a Legislative Commission on Health Care Access are out with new reports. Midday examines their recommendations. (Midday, 02/08/2008)
Sanne Magnan, the new head of the Minnesota Department of Health, talks with MPR's Cathy Wurzer about reforming the troubled department. (09/28/2007)
The CEO of the Mayo Clinic has a new vision for reforming America's health care system. (Midday, 09/20/2007)

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