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8 Minnesota health insurers seek hefty rate hikes for some plans

Eight Minnesota health insurers are proposing double-digit rate increases for some of their individual and small group insurance plans in 2016, MPR News reports, with requests ranging as high as 74...

June 03, 2015

Twin Cities at center of race to build next generation of pacemakers

A race to the future is taking place right now in the Twin Cities, as rival companies battle it out to build the next generation of equipment for millions of heart patients. The goal? To create a...

June 03, 2015

Qualified patients can begin registering for state's medical marijuana program

Patients can now start registering with Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program so they can start receiving the drug when it becomes legal July 1. Registration for the program begins 9 a.m....

June 01, 2015

Minnesota's 50 Fantastic Firsts

We challenge any other state to come up with a list of extraordinary innovations as impressive as Minnesota’s.

May 29, 2015

Broadened law lets Minnesota hospitals dispense medical marijuana

When medical cannabis becomes legal this July in pill and liquid form, patients will be able to obtain it at Minnesota hospitals and health care facilities. According to an announcement by the...

May 29, 2015

Low-income families face health price hikes because of MinnesotaCare cuts

Health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs for thousands of people on low-incomes will increase because of cuts to MinnesotaCare that were approved this week. Although a GOP-led attempt to...

May 23, 2015

MN home care company to hire laid-off Wisconsin workers

A Minnesota home health care business is planning to hire hundreds of Wisconsin workers who will be laid off this month as their employer ceases operations. GeminiCares, a long-term care provider...

May 14, 2015

Mayo plans new campus in La Crosse, Wis. area; could employ 3,800

The small city of Onalaska, Wis., could become another hub for Mayo Clinic’s health care operations in west-central Wisconsin. Rochester-based Mayo is in the early planning stages to build a...

May 05, 2015

MNsure CEO steps down as lawmakers debate future of program

As lawmakers debate the future of Minnesota’s troubled health insurance exchange, its chief executive officer is stepping down after 18 months at the helm. MNsure announced Monday afternoon...

May 04, 2015

UnitedHealth buys Illinois company for $12.8B – here's how it affects the industry

In a hefty move that expands its prescription pricing industry presence, UnitedHealth Group is purchasing an Illinois-based pharmacy benefit management company in an all-cash deal worth $12.8...

March 30, 2015

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