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April 26, 2013
Legislature set to make more health care changes
ST. PAUL — Minnesota already is on track to establish a new way for its residents to buy health insurance, and now legislators are poised...
April 26, 2013 - 12:14am
December 29, 2012
Health issues await 2013 legislative session; lawmaker says ‘there is a big pent-up demand’
ST. PAUL – A mix of health-related legislation awaits Minnesota legislators, ranging from rewriting state sex offender treatment laws to finding ways to mesh state programs with Obamacare. “We have a lot to do,” said Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, the new Senate Health and Human...
December 29, 2012 - 10:19pm
December 11, 2012
Fewer than expected use Minn. health care vouchers
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A plan to shift thousands of Minnesota residents from a state-subsidized health care coverage program to vouchers for private insurance isn't getting the traction that officials planned on.
December 11, 2012 - 3:07pm
December 8, 2012
Sanford Bemidji Medical Center to open new cardiology suite Jan. 4
BEMIDJI – Sanford Bemidji Medical Center is within weeks of offering cardiac care around the clock. The hospital is set to open its new cardiology...
December 8, 2012 - 11:28pm
December 1, 2012
Affordable Care Act: A year from now, health insurance will be a few clicks away
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL — More than a fifth of Minnesotans will sit down at a computer, or talk to someone using a computer, a year from now answering a series of questions. It may look like they are on Travelocity planning a vacation, or maybe searching Amazon.com...
December 1, 2012 - 11:16pm
Two years in, Obamacare still complex, uncertain
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL – The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may simply be called “Obamacare,” but no one calls it simple. And despite its name, Americans should not expect health-care costs to drop any time soon. The law was signed two years ago,...
December 1, 2012 - 2:25am
Timeline for Affordable Care Act implementation
By Don Davis Forum Communications A timeline for implementing the Affordable Care Act. 2010 - Affordable Care Act becomes law - Tax credits begin for small businesses to help provide employee insurance - Federal funds available for states to expand health-care for the poor - Aid available...
December 1, 2012 - 2:21am
States vary on dealing with exchanges
ST. PAUL – Few states are as far along as Minnesota in establishing a state-based health insurance exchange program, and at last report only 17 have decided to set them up. Six states have opted to work with the federal government to set up exchanges and 16 will leave it up to the...
December 1, 2012 - 2:16am
October 8, 2012
UnitedHealth plans overseas growth with $4.9B deal
UnitedHealth Group Inc. will spend about $4.9 billion to buy a majority stake in a Brazilian health benefits and care provider, as the largest U.S. health insurer leaps into an international market it says is primed for growth. UnitedHealth, based in Minnetonka, Minn., said Monday...
October 8, 2012 - 9:51am
September 29, 2012
Health center on hold, but report provides project’s roadmap
BEMIDJI – An effort aiming to establish a health center to serve underinsured and uninsured low-income residents was curtailed this year when Congress cut funding available for their creation. Local supporters, however, still plan to move forward. They have developed a plan to improve...
September 29, 2012 - 2:34am
September 7, 2012
Dawson nursing home, hospital recognized for safety
DAWSON, Minn. — Johnson Memorial Health Services, a hospital and nursing home in Dawson, has earned a top designation by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for going above and beyond in meeting safety requirements. Johnson Memorial is the first nursing home —...
September 7, 2012 - 9:14am
August 17, 2012
Citizens’ input sparks recommendations
On May 15, Citizen Solutions came to Bemidji to engage local residents in a different conversation about health care — a conversation that moved away from argument and instead focused on personal experiences and consensus building. The focus of the outreach was to hear directly...
August 17, 2012 - 11:07pm
March 22, 2010
McCain said Dems have not heard end of debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen.
March 22, 2010 - 8:09am
U.S. House sends health care overhaul bill to Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats' improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage. On the cusp of succeeding where numerous past congresses...
March 22, 2010 - 8:08am