Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth, the nation's largest health insurer, told the Associated Press it plans to keep and extend some provisions of the federal health-reform legislation regardless of whether the law is overturned. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling later this month on the law's constitutionality.
Chanhassen psychologist pleads guilty to $550K billing fraud
Charles Howard Jorenby, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of healthcare fraud in U.S. District Court late last month.
Charges: Coon Rapids man had 25 pounds of cocaine from Mexico
Luis Javier Avila-Lopez, 38, was arrested after law enforcement seized the cocaine earlier this year.
Responding to Twitter release, former Minnesota GOP candidate calls for 'bullets'
It was in response to a thread on Twitter concerning the social media giant's moderation efforts regarding political issues.
Man shot dead inside Minneapolis bar Saturday night
The shooting happened after 11:30 p.m.
Hero dad who stopped carjacker who fled with his kids identified
A GoFundMe has been set up to support Derek Gotchie and his family following the incident.
Watch: New London-Spicer wins 3A championship on incredible walk-off TD
New London-Spicer defeated the unbeaten Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in remarkable circumstances.
Suspect in woman's killing in Moorhead is arrested
James Kollie Jr. was arrested Friday evening.
Former chair Jennifer Carnahan sues Minnesota GOP, which is suing her back
Carnahan stepped down under a cloud of controversy in August 2021.
One injured after leaping from burning vacant building in Minneapolis
Authorities say the building is known to be used by squatters.
Head-on crash leaves two drivers dead in southeastern Minnesota
The crash happened in Houston County just before 4 p.m. Friday.
Charges: Armed man made death threats at Minneapolis LGBTQ bar
The man allegedly used derogatory terms while threatening to kill someone.
U of M survey: medical students not up to speed on health care overhaul
While medical students are busy learning how to provide care, their education does not seem to include much about the big picture of health care policy. A University of Minnesota doctor surveyed the state's medical students last year and found fewer than half could say they understood the basics of the country's new health care overhaul.
Anniversary of health care reform law brings appeals from supporters, critics
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in the Twin Cities on the two-year anniversary of the landmark health care legislation. Sebelius will highlight insurance policies that she says discriminate against women. Meanwhile, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is using the law's anniversary in a fundraising appeal built around her goal of repealing it.
UnitedHealth among insurers to help expose healthcare billing fraud
The Minnetonka-based health insurer has agreed to share more information with federal regulators to root out illicit Medicare billings. UnitedHealth EVP Richard Migliori said, “There are mutual interests here in doing a better job at detecting what’s probably some $80 billion-plus per year in fraudulent payments across private and public sectors." WellPoint Inc and Humana Inc are also participating in the partnership.
Public can test drive health insurance marketplace Monday
Several companies have put their prototypes online for the public to test. The health insurance exchange is a cornerstone of the federal health reform law and is meant to give people looking to enroll an easy way to compare and purchase plans.
Nation awaits ruling on federal health care overhaul
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision on the constitutionality of the 2010 Affordable Care Act this week. Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, who represents Minnesota's 5th District, is among those concerned that the court will rule that the mandate is unconstitutional, MPR reports. Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline of Minnesota's 2nd District says that if the court rules against any part of the bill, the GOP will try to scrap the entire thing.
Low-income group falls into health care 'no-man's land'
The federal health care overhaul was aimed at providing affordable health insurance to millions of Americans who lack it. But a low-income group falls into a kind of no-man's land for affordable coverage, and Minnesota officials are considering an optional program to help fill this gap. But there is a huge unknown: cost.
UnitedHealth awarded $20 billion U.S. Department of Defense contract
The Minnetonka-based health insurer will provide military health insurance coverage for 21 western states. UnitedHealth lost a separate contract for the southern region in June.
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