Minnesota is the first state to gain federal approval of a new system of paying hospitals and clinics that treat Medicaid patients. Officials say the system will reward providers that keep patients healthier and cut costs. When hospitals succeed in saving the taxpayer-funded program money, some of the savings will be shared with the hospitals.
Backlash after MN lawmaker calls Sen. Tina Smith 'empty-headed pile of nothing'
State Sen. David Osmek made some controversial remarks on the "Up and At 'Em" podcast.