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Poll finds medical costs push many insured Americans to skip needed care

Medical bills force around 1 in 8 Americans with private health insurance — that’s more than 16 million people — to skip needed medical care, go without food or drain their savings, according to a...

October 28, 2014

Auditor: MNsure Complied With 'Most Legal Requirements,' But Lacked Adequate Controls

The state Legislative Auditor found problems with controls over marketing costs and collection of receipts.

October 28, 2014

Optum

Optum To Acquire Massachusetts Health Firm

The UnitedHealth subsidiary’s portfolio expands as its revenue and earnings reportedly continue double-digit ascents.

October 28, 2014

New Mayo Clinic home test starts screening for colon cancer

A colon cancer take-home screening test is available in Minnesota starting Monday. The Star Tribune notes that the new Cologuard test will appeal to millions of people who may have avoided colon...

October 27, 2014

Ebola update: Trying to calm fears of disease in Minnesota

Public health officials in Minnesota are continuing their efforts to spread the word about their preparations for the Ebola virus and allay concerns that the deadly infection could become...

October 26, 2014

Four hospitals named to treat any Minnesota Ebola patients

Any confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Minnesota would be treated at one of four hospitals, under a strategy announced Friday by the state’s health department and hospitals association...

October 24, 2014

Turn A Workplace Room Into An Exam Room

Telemedicine may offer employers lower health care costs and higher productivity from workers.

October 24, 2014

Mark Briggs

Ability Network Acquires MD On-Line

Minneapolis-based health IT firm continues growth.

October 23, 2014

Cargill, General Mills join battle against Ebola

With nearly 4,500 deaths from the Ebola outbreak currently ravaging the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, concern is growing over the global economic impact of the epidemic....

October 17, 2014

In context: 9 viruses - and some bacteria - more common in the U.S. than Ebola

The news that a second Dallas nurse had contracted Ebola from Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan has shifted U.S. leaders into a higher state of alert, with President Obama urging “...

October 16, 2014

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