Mayo Clinic is facing some questions from the state of
Minnesota after its CEO told employees that if patient conditions are equal, its
hospitals should prioritize the privately insured patients over those under
government-subsidized programs like Medicaid.
Minnesota's largest health insurer is exiting the individual market. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota's decision announced late Thursday will affect approximately 103,000 residents who buy coverage through MNsure, with an agent or directly from the company.
A new state audit projects Minnesota spent at least $115 million in estimated overpayments in a five-month period last year for people who got incorrect eligibility determinations from the MNsure system.
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.