Researchers hope information on billions of claims will help them learn why health care can cost so much.
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony
It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
State hustles to implement buyer-friendly health insurance marketplace
Now that the federal health care overhaul has been mostly upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, Minnesota officials are working fast to design a online health insurance marketplace for people to enter basic information, learn whether they qualify for subsidies, compare the options and buy a policy.
UnitedHealth to buy 90% of Brazilian insurer for $4.9B
Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. is acquiring a 90 percent stake in Amil Participacoes SA, based in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reports. The largest U.S. health insurer has agreed to pay about $4.9 billion in cash to complete the deal.
Regulators give UnitedHealth green light to buy Brazilian insurer
Regulators in both Brazil and the United States have approved UnitedHealth Group's plan to buy a major stake of Amil Participacoes, an operator of hospitals and clinics that is also Brazil's biggest managed-care company, Bloomberg reports. The Minnetonka-based health insurer agreed to pay about $4.9 billion for the 90 percent stake in the company.
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.
UnitedHealth posts big third-quarter net income
Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group's third-quarter net income jumped 23 percent, beating expectations, as preparations for retiring Baby Boomers started to pay off for the nation's largest health insurer, the Associated Press reports. UnitedHealth also raised its 2012 earnings forecast.
Dayton starts two health care task forces for insurance exchange, cost cutting
One task force will design Minnesota's version of a health insurance exchange, which is required under the new federal health care law. The other will look more broadly at ways to cut costs and improve quality in the state's health care system.
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