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Scott Rall: For the love of a Lab
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Two years, $7 million, no smoking gun
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February 19, 2015
As others see it: Focus on fixing MNsure
The rollout was rough. Minnesotans got an earful of that. But we never heard how rough. Until now. This week the Office of the Legislative Auditor released a thorough — and thoroughly thrashing — review of MNsure, Minnesota’s state-run health-insurance exchange, our piece...
opinion / editorials
February 19, 2015 - 4:50pm
February 16, 2015
Audit of embattled MNsure to be revealed today
ST. PAUL — MNsure is about to get its report card, and the results might not be pretty. The embattled health care exchange endured high-profile tech problems and struggled to sign people up for private plans in its first year, though it did help hundreds of thousands of people...
February 16, 2015 - 9:42pm
February 4, 2015
MNsure author wants reboot
ST. PAUL — The author of the controversial MNsure health insurance program is ready for a redo. Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick, does not want to overturn the mostly online health insurance sales service, as many Republicans suggest. Instead, he wants it transformed from being a...
February 4, 2015 - 9:07pm
February 1, 2015
From nursing homes to wolves
ST. PAUL — This Minnesota legislative session is heavy on greater Minnesota topics, but the governor’s budget, which will be the base of whatever two-year spending plan that eventually passes, drew mixed reviews about how it would fund issues outside of the Twin Cities. Officials...
February 1, 2015 - 9:31pm
January 28, 2015
Loan forgiveness could attract health professionals to rural areas
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota is short of medical professionals, and many health advocates are lining up behind a proposal to partially forgive student loans of graduates who practice in rural areas. “This can bring needed resources to our rural and frontier communities,” Shauna...
January 28, 2015 - 8:08pm
January 26, 2015
Goal unveiled to move Medicare away from fee-for-service
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to control health costs by moving the $2.9 trillion U.S. health systems away from costly fee-for-service medicine, beginning with the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. By the end of 2018, Health...
January 26, 2015 - 7:52pm
Column: New bill would boost health care for seniors
By Barb Atchison, Administrator, South Shore and Crossroads Care Centers, Worthington My dad once said, “You don’t realize you are getting older and all of a sudden, you’re there.” The Globe has published two articles about the need for reform in nursing home funding in...
opinion / letters
January 26, 2015 - 5:17pm
January 18, 2015
Studying Minnesota budget busters
ST. PAUL — When Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proposes a budget later this month, he’s likely to talk a lot about transportation, workforce development and child care tax credits. But the shape of his budget already will have been determined by a long, slow process: the gradual,...
January 18, 2015 - 7:45pm
January 14, 2015
Flu, norovirus, Ebola, oh my!
ST. PAUL — Flu and norovirus cases increased last year just as the Ebola scare eased in Minnesota, creating one of the busiest infectious disease...
January 14, 2015 - 8:52pm
December 17, 2014
Hamilton meets with local health officials to discuss concerns
WORTHINGTON — District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton had a busy morning. Following a listening session at 7 a.m. Wednesday, he visited Buffalo Ridge...
December 17, 2014 - 8:51pm
October 27, 2014
Letter: Price of medicine can amount to robbery
By Marvin Kroontje, Magnolia I don’t know if I should call this a story about piracy, blackmail or how many ways you can bankrupt Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare while adding insult to injury. This story is about the Sovaldi pill. A 12- to 24-week course of this pill — 84...
opinion / letters
October 27, 2014 - 1:45pm
October 16, 2014
Column: A little panic might be helpful
WASHINGTON — Now, now, let’s not panic. Yes, we have a second Ebola patient infected after treating the Liberian man who apparently concealed his exposure to this often-fatal disease, but this is no reason to panic. “It’s bad news that another person is sick,” Dallas County...
opinion / columns
October 16, 2014 - 4:31pm
October 9, 2014
Letter: Deeper and deeper into the donut hole
By Marvin Kroontje, Magnolia Wow, that northwest wind provided a real chill today. The season is changing. I had to find a cap with flaps and a coat to pick the last of the tomatoes. I covered them once, but not again — let ‘em freeze! They’ve done well this year. It looks...
opinion / letters
October 9, 2014 - 7:05pm
October 1, 2014
Debate shows sharp differences between Dayton, Johnson
ROCHESTER — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s chief challenger took health insurance cost information the administration released Wednesday and...
October 1, 2014 - 9:31pm
MNsure premiums to rise 4.5% next year
ST. PAUL — Premiums on the state’s MNsure health insurance exchange will rise in 2015, but they will still likely be the lowest in the nation. The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that the rates offered by the four insurers still participating in the exchange...
October 1, 2014 - 9:28pm