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EDITORIAL: Having additional providers could lower health care costs

July 13--It is no secret that health care costs in southeast Minnesota are some of the highest in the state. High health care costs -- whether you purchase your insurance through the state or otherwis... read more

Does competition mean lower health costs? Another take: Guest view

According to an Aug. 24 editorial in the CPBJ, the growing multi-hospital-insurer alliances could lead to greater competition and innovation. That, in turn, is supposed to lead to lower ... have a tra... read more

Editorial: Will vertical integration actually lower healthcare costs?

The hospital systems buying physician practices say vertical integration will facilitate care coordination and lower costs ... have seen better-than-average pay hikes, a good thing since that better p... read more

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A Savings Model for Health Care Still Has Promise

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown lay out health care philosophies at Spokane conference

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GM tries new tactic to lower health care costs

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Direct primary care has limited benefits for doctors and patients

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Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway team up to lower healthcare costs for their workers — and maybe everyone

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