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April 11, 2017
Emily Piper, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, discusses mental health care at the Community Behavioral Health Hospital in Baxter April 11 as Adam Rees, Essentia Health Central Region president, looks on. Zach Kayser/ Forum News Serviceplay button
Minnesota top official says GOP cuts would deeply hurt mental health care
April 11, 2017 - 9:41pm
April 5, 2017
"It's always difficult to recruit based on their impressions of what it's like living beyond the Twin Cities or big cities," said Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, seen here in this file photo. "So, we need to do all we can to have those folks that are ready and willing to come out where they'll find that living is great." Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House, governor support $14 million to train rural doctors
April 5, 2017 - 4:24pm
U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R) arrive at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
More talks but no decisions on Republican push to overhaul healthcare
April 5, 2017 - 8:43am
April 3, 2017
Bruce M. Kleven, a Minneapolis lawyer, is a lobbyist for about 18 farm-related groups and companies in the Minnesota State Legislature. Photo taken March 15, 2017, at St. Paul at the Midwest Poultry Federation annual meeting and trade show in St. Paul, Minn. 
Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates
Ag lobbyist's focus turns to health care
April 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Health care and health insurance resources
April 3, 2017 - 11:30am
Troy Scherr, co-owner of Sayler Implement, an independent John Deere dealership with locations in Linton and Wishek, N.D., says health insurance costs have gotten more and more expensive, making it harder on the business to attract and retain employees. (Katie Pinke/Agweek)
'Something needs to be done' as farmers face soaring health care costs
April 3, 2017 - 11:30am
Agweek Editorial: Rural America needs health care solutions
April 3, 2017 - 9:00am
April 2, 2017
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)(L) gets into a vehicle with U.S. President Donald Trump before departing the White House in Washington, April 2, 2017. REUTERS / Joshua Roberts
Trump talks health care with Republican critic on golf course
April 2, 2017 - 12:45pm
April 1, 2017
From left: Jean Bender, David Bender, 30, and his personal assistant Lisa Struss take a walk around his block in St. Paul, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  Bender receives Medicaid payments which provides for some of his assistant's funding. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
The true costs of care
April 1, 2017 - 6:44pm
March 30, 2017
Steve Peters, from Litchfield, asks a question during the discussion Thursday, March 30, at the American Legion in Willmar. Briana Sanchez / Forum News Service
Minn. farmers use state forum to voice concerns on health insurance, buffer strips
March 30, 2017 - 6:09pm
March 25, 2017
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chairman of the House Tax Committee, said House Republicans plan to begin moving on tax reform this spring and to pass legislation before Congress goes on a summer recess in late July. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
With health care bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes
March 25, 2017 - 12:32pm
March 22, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton complains on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that Republicans who control the Legislature are considering shifting too much money away from needs such as education and health care. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Tax breaks, spending, buffers all in a day's debate
March 22, 2017 - 5:50pm
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at an event marking the seventh anniversary of the passing of the Affordable Care Act outside the Capitol Building in Washington on March 22, 2017. REUTERS
Trump appears to be losing battle ahead of health care vote
March 22, 2017 - 1:38pm
March 19, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton speaking to the media on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service file photo
How reinsurance could lower premiums -- but premiums could go up anyway
March 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
March 17, 2017
Rep. Jennifer Schultz
MNsure backers make their case
March 17, 2017 - 7:17pm