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Editorial: Having additional providers could lower health care costs

It is no secret that health care costs in southeast Minnesota are some of the highest in the state. According to the 2018 Health Insurance Rate Summary by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, monthly ... read more

Biz groups warn health care bills will drive up costs

The House has proposed a $330 million assessment on insurers and high-paid providers in order to redistribute money to lower-paid community ... with our state's high health care costs, and will only e... read more

Editorial: Take steps to expand health care coverage

That way, he said, changes could be made to improve the measure and support built for additional steps ... to cover everyone and lower costs for a U.S. health system that spends more than most industr... read more

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Beth Israel-Lahey merger could raise healthcare spending

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Ask Kim: Health insurance for college students

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