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MinnesotaCare At Risk In State’s $5B Problem

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has long been known as a compassionate state that takes care of its vulnerable — the Midwestern version of Sweden. But an innovative health care program that received ... read more

Budget shortfalls loom in Minnesota's health care fund

"This substantial threat comes at a time when the largest state revenue source for MinnesotaCare is at risk if the Legislature does not ... and provides needed services to a core group." But problems ... read more

State Highlights: Breast Cancer Death Rate For Black Women Is 40% Higher And Worse In Southern States; Minnesota Dems Say

No region has as many high-disparity states clustered together as the ... source of revenue for programs like medical assistance, MinnesotaCare and other efforts to help the most vulnerable ... read more

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How Gov. Walz's health care buy-in plan works

It's also different from the "reinsurance" program the state used last year, which took the risk of the most expensive claims off ... option in 2017 that would lift income restrictions on ... read more

Minn. health insurance markets have stabilized. Will they stay that way?

The initial rollout was plagued with technical problems, in Minnesota and across ... on a proposal from Dayton to increase access to the state’s insurance program for the working poor — MinnesotaCare. ... read more

State Highlights: Top Leaders Depart Troubled St. Luke’s In Houston; Colo. Lawmakers Seek Transparency In Hospital Costs

(Hixenbaugh and Ornstein, 1/14) Colorado sends about $2.9 billion annually in state and federal dollars to hospitals ... (Staver, 1/14) The Star Tribune: MinnesotaCare For All? Lawmakers Pitch A Way ... read more

Reinsurance signoff sparks fight to save MinnesotaCare

“It’s put us at risk ... projected cuts to MinnesotaCare add to a mounting list of problems for financing Minnesota’s health care system. Lawmakers will soon need to work out MinnesotaCare’s other ... read more

Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll veto attempts to block MinnesotaCare 'buy-in'

"Most people understand that the problem ... prohibit the state human resources commissioner from using any state resources to open MinnesotaCare to more people, while a second would prevent the state ... read more

Walz, Flanagan discuss housing, health care and more at Duluth listening session

And from the beginning of that campaign to the end, we talked about keeping the Health Care Access Fund in place and expanding MinnesotaCare ... in the state of Minnesota," he said. "It is critical ... read more

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