St. Louis Park Becomes Second MN City to Raise Age to Buy Tobacco
St. Louis Park Becomes Second MN City to Raise Age to Buy Tobacco

The ordinance was passed unanimously during a meeting Monday evening.

Insured Employees Struggling to Pay Medical Bills

Another survey finds wages not keeping up with workers’ growing out-of-pocket health expenses.

UnitedHealth Revenue Tops $50B in Q2, Highest Ever in a Quarter
UnitedHealth Revenue Tops $50B in Q2, Highest Ever in a Quarter

All but one of the insurer’s businesses reported revenue gains for the April to June period.

Where Your ACA Premium Dollar Goes
Where Your ACA Premium Dollar Goes

Analysis shows more than half pays for physician care and prescription drugs

Starkey Hearing CEO Promotes Stepson to President
Starkey Hearing CEO Promotes Stepson to President

Meanwhile, Brandon Sawalich, the new president of the hearing aid maker, is at the center of a lawsuit with Starkey’s former president.

Exec from Health Services Nonprofit Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

Michael Tobak pled guilty to using assets from the business to cover personal expenses and make multi-million dollar investments.

Number of High-Cost Medical Claims Continues to Rise
Number of High-Cost Medical Claims Continues to Rise

Report says catastrophic medical claims up nearly 70 percent over four years.

Children’s Minnesota Terminates Contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Neither side could agree on the other’s terms for a new contract before the July 5 deadline.

Doctors Charge Substantially More to Commercial Insurers

CBO report documents that Medicare pays far less for the same care to beneficiaries.