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Report: Uncompensated Hospital Care Costs Drop 17 Percent

A new report shows the cost of uncompensated care at Minnesota hospitals has dropped nearly 17 percent since the federal Affordable Care Act was implemented.

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Minnesota Officials Scramble to Blunt Big Premium Hikes

Gov. Mark Dayton is unveiling his plan to offset massive health insurance rate hikes for thousands of Minnesotans next year.

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Democrats Add to Mounting Calls for Health Care Cost Fixes

Senate Democrats are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session to address rising health care costs.

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MNsure Continues to Plague Counties, Enrollees

An electronic health care enrollment system created in 2013 continues to plague Minnesota counties and their clients. Bugs in MNsure's Minnesota Eligibility Technology System, known as METS has prevented a streamlined process for enrolling and renewing Medical Assistance recipients across Minnesota.

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Republicans Eye Waste, Errors in Public Program Funding

Republicans are reviving an effort to weed out waste from Minnesota's subsidized health care programs.

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State Leaders Meet in St. Cloud to Discuss Health Care Improvements

The Minnesota Health Care Financing Task Force held a meeting Friday in St. Cloud to discuss improvements in the state's health care system.

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Sen. Franken Discusses Health Care ‘Skills Gap’ During St. Cloud Visit

Senator Al Franken toured the health care training facilities at St. Cloud Technical and Community College on Friday.

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Second Group Sues State Over Health Care Contracts

A second Minnesota health insurance group is suing the state after losing out on a bid for a contract to cover low-income residents. South Country Health Alliance stands to lose contracts next year in 10 of the 11 counties where it currently provides coverage to residents on MinnesotaCare or Medical Assistance.

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Judge Rejects UCare Bid to Halt Public Health Program Signup

A Minnesota judge has denied an insurance company's attempt to halt public health care registration as it fights to win back a key state contract. Ramsey County District Judge Robert Awsumb denied UCare's request for an injunction Thursday.

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MNsure Tackles Tech Problems Weeks Before Signups Start

State officials say they're on track to fix several longstanding technical issues at the health insurance exchange MNsure.

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