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Minnesota House passes $300 million in health insurance premium relief for 120,000
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s top leaders seem on the brink of a deal to bring health insurance premium relief to as many as 120,000 Minnesotans....
January 19, 2017 - 10:30pm
January 16, 2017
Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in replacing Obamacare
WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage "insurance for everybody," he said in an...
January 16, 2017 - 1:31pm
What's the holdup on Minnesota $300 million health insurance premium relief?
ST. PAUL—If both Republicans and Democrats agree that the state should pass $300 million in relief for Minnesotans struggling to pay their health insurance, why is it taking months to pass it? Part of the dispute reflects genuine disagreements about the best way to deliver 25...
January 16, 2017 - 11:44am
January 9, 2017
Many in rural Minnesota watching closely this week as Legislature debates health insurance help
ST. PAUL—Minnesota lawmakers say they want to pass a relief package for Minnesotans facing soaring health insurance premiums by the end...
January 9, 2017 - 4:05pm
December 1, 2016
Thousands on Medicaid, MinnesotaCare to switch plans as Medica drops contract
ST. PAUL -- More than 300,000 Minnesotans on public health programs could have to switch to a new plan next year after insurer Medica couldn’t agree on a new contract with the state of Minnesota.
December 1, 2016 - 9:45pm
November 29, 2016
More Minnesotans take advantage of health insurance aid
ST. PAUL—Soaring insurance premiums apparently jolted Minnesotans into seeking federal aid to pay for their policies. The state's health insurance...
November 29, 2016 - 1:29pm
November 21, 2016
Insurance rates spur talk of special session
ST. PAUL -- Talk of a Minnesota special legislative session to deal with soaring individual insurance policy rates continues, even as the 2017 regular session is just six weeks away. Gov. Mark Dayton said on Monday, Nov. 21, that he plans on Tuesday to unveil a new proposal about...
November 21, 2016 - 9:46pm
November 16, 2016
Group of independent clinics loses BCBS contract
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Duluth-based network of specialty clinics and primary clinics, located mostly in small towns in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, will be out of Blue Cross Blue Shield's insurance network as of Feb. 1. "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota is cutting off access...
November 16, 2016 - 3:55pm
November 11, 2016
UPDATED: Individual Medica insurance policies no longer for sale in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans looking to buy new Medica individual insurance policies, but have not already made the purchase for 2017, are out of...
November 11, 2016 - 2:50pm
November 3, 2016
MNsure signs month's worth of customers in two days
ST. PAUL—Technology issues are fixed and the state's MNsure health insurance sales program has enrolled 10,000 Minnesotans, a mark not hit...
November 3, 2016 - 1:49pm
November 2, 2016
Numbers show magnitude of MNsure phone attack
ST. PAUL -- Dramatic numbers show something was up when the MNsure state agency opened individual health insurance policy sales. On Tuesday,...
November 2, 2016 - 7:33pm
October 27, 2016
HEALTH CARE: Ideas on the table: GOP, Dayton both express need for action
BEMIDJI—With premium increases projected to hit Minnesotans who buy insurance on the individual market, officials on Thursday from both sides of the aisle shared their concerns and solutions. A group of legislators and state government candidates met in Bemidji to host a town...
October 27, 2016 - 9:35pm
October 25, 2016
Minnesota's health insurance premium hike is fourth-highest in nation
Minnesota's 59 percent premium increases on its individual health insurance market have been shocking consumers and politicians alike, but they're not even the highest in the country.
October 25, 2016 - 12:46pm
September 2, 2016
Insurers propose massive increase in individual health insurance rates
ST. PAUL -- Insurers are asking to raise premiums by an average of more than 50 percent for customers on Minnesota’s individual insurance market. Massive proposed premium increases weren’t a surprise, coming on the heels of national market turmoil, the end of a federal subsidy...
September 2, 2016 - 1:50am
October 15, 2015
MNsure expects smoother enrollment
ST. PAUL -- MNsure leaders promise Minnesotans will have an easier time signing up for health insurance on its Website when enrollment begins next month. "My eyes are fully focused on improving the consumer experience," interim MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole said Thursday to a legislative...
October 15, 2015 - 8:26pm