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.
Beloved restaurant in southeastern MN to close after 40 years
A final night of celebrations is scheduled for Dec. 17.
MN town shelves ordinance allowing residents to sue abortion providers
Attorney General Keith Ellison advised the town to not go forward with the ordinance.
Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified
The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes to play U.S. Bank Stadium in 2023
The Strokes will provide support along with King Princess.
Settlement reached between MOA, family of boy thrown from balcony
The boy suffered multiple injuries that required several surgeries.
Minneapolis bakery to close its doors after nearly 40 years in business
The Chinese restaurant will officially close on Dec. 31.
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.
UnitedHealth pledges to keep health care overhaul provisions
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.
Minnesota health care scores high in nation
The private Commonwealth Fund ranked the St. Paul region the best out of more than 300 areas across the country. Rochester and Minneapolis were also among the top five. It's based on access to health care, prevention, treatment and healthy living. The Duluth region was placed 70th.
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.
Growth in health care spending slowed in 2010; recession may be factor
The Minnesota Health Department reports the growth in health care spending was just 2.2 percent in 2010. That's the smallest increase in more than a decade. The health commissioner says it could be the result of cash-strapped Minnesotans putting off medical procedures. If so, the figure may soar as those deferred medical needs demand attention.
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.
HealthPartners and Park Nicollet plan major health care merger
HealthPartners and Park Nicollet have agreed to a consolidation. HealthPartners is an insurer which - like Park Nicollet - operates dozens of clinics and one of the Twin Cities major hospitals. It still needs federal approval, but the deal would be Minnesota's largest health care merger in years.
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