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5 Expenses That Are Worth The Money
Trying to cover all your living costs, plus save for emergencies and retirement can be a daunting task. Sometimes, the challenge is downright overwhelming. Being frugal can help, but dont confuse bein...
4/17/13 at 9:22 AM How to plan for medical costs in retirement 3/29/13 at 10:02 AM
Medical costs stressing you out? 5 steps you can take to manage them. 11/7/12 at 10:06 AM
Private Health Insurance Exchanges Are Being Created
It is very likely private health insurance exchanges will be established nationwide this year in order to offer additional health insurance options. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not restrict the...
1/8/13 at 3:22 PM
How Much Health Insurance Do I Need?
Many consumers need enough to ensure that if they (or a covered family member) get sick or injured, their household is not footing the entire medical bill. Options for coverage that are available to m...
11/14/12 at 11:27 AM
Legislative notebook: Insurance cap gives state $73 million
By Danielle Nordine A temporary profit cap on health care companies will mean a return of about $73 million to federal and state governments, Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday. Human Services Commi...
4/3/12 at 10:46 PM Legislative notebook: House OKs tougher synthetic drugs penalties 3/28/12 at 10:58 PM
How your premium dollars are used
Have you ever wondered how your premium dollars are spent? The answer might surprise you. Roughly 90 percent of premium dollars are used to pay for medical care and services used by members. Find o...
3/8/12 at 1:08 PM Why aren't there more affordable insurance options? 3/4/12 at 1:00 AM
How is my premium spent? 2/13/12 at 11:19 AM
The Citizens Federation, Pancake Breakfast
The Citizens Federation of Minnesota works statewide for you. They are for "a single payer system," the Minnesota Health Plan. They are working with the new Dayton adminstration to expose the HMO's f...
2/1/11 at 7:25 PM Unbelievable: Duluth Schools and Insurance Change 7/11/10 at 12:28 PM
The Governor 6/19/10 at 5:23 AM
The handbook of hard-luck tales
Ever since Costs of Care announceda national essay contest for people's personal stories abouttheir health care bills, I've been eagerly checking the website to see how the contest is faring. The wai...
12/9/10 at 6:51 PM The cost of ordinary care 5/26/10 at 4:43 AM
Swamping the system? 4/8/10 at 5:32 AM
Autism advocates push for health insurance
BISMARCK A Dickinson father wants kids like his 8-year-old son to be able to get the help they need. Nick Gates is pushing for Noahs Law, which would require health insurance coverage for autism spe...
9/22/10 at 9:08 AM Autism hearing Tuesday 9/20/10 at 4:15 PM
Online application for public assistance programs 9/7/10 at 11:54 AM
McGovern continues to push Medicare for all, this time in Washington Post
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Mitchell native and resident George McGovern thinks there's a simple solution to the health-care debate that has the nation in a tizzy. He's now taken his message to...
9/15/09 at 6:35 AM Critique the president's health-care speech 9/10/09 at 8:00 AM
Should county commissioners get county health insurance? 9/9/09 at 8:44 AM