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EMT Willmar ambulance hosts 10th annual toy drive
Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
$1.4 billion budget surplus expected in Minnesota
Billionaire: If Trump succeeds, so does Mexico
Franken's staff visits Willmar to learn about CEO program
Cards open with tough win over Tech
Briefs: Patriots TE Gronkowski to have back surgery
Wolves' Cole Aldrich on best, worst of playing in New York
MLB, players reach labor agreement
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Obama's latest shrug of the shoulders
Janet L. Barber
Betty S. Adrian
Valerie Geline Wallace
Roger R. Logan
Arvin A. Dahmes
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
November 6, 2013
Lead author of Obamacare law criticizes administration over rollout
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Democratic senator who served as a lead author of President Barack Obama's healthcare law criticized the administration...
November 6, 2013 - 11:28am
Interest in Obamacare rises despite website problems: Reuters/Ipsos poll
(Reuters) - Uninsured Americans are showing more interest in the coverage offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare law despite technical...
November 6, 2013 - 7:52am
November 5, 2013
Up to 17 million Americans eligible for Obamacare tax credits: report
(Reuters) - As many as 17 million low- to moderate-income Americans should be eligible for tax credits to buy private health insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law in 2014, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The subsidies are a provision of...
November 5, 2013 - 7:29am
November 4, 2013
Obama’s health law finally gets real for America
WASHINGTON — Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama’s health care law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they know.
November 4, 2013 - 12:27am
October 30, 2013
Sebelius says website a 'debacle'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government's top health official on Wednesday called the rollout of the website that is central to President...
October 30, 2013 - 2:25pm
U.S. health secretary takes blame for troubled insurance website
(Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday said she is responsible for the technical problems plaguing healthcare.gov, the federal website for the healthcare law's insurance marketplace. "Hold me accountable for the debacle. I'm responsible,"...
October 30, 2013 - 10:08am
October 29, 2013
Lower-cost coverage at risk if no quick fix of Obamacare website
(Reuters) - If technical problems with the U.S. government's new healthcare website are not fixed in November, hundreds of thousands of Americans could lose easy access to lower-cost coverage, jeopardizing the Obama administration's goal of making affordable insurance broadly available...
October 29, 2013 - 3:30pm
Obamacare official apologizes for website glitches
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. agency responsible for the troubled new government-run healthcare website apologized on Tuesday for the difficulty people are having in obtaining insurance, but blamed the portal's woes on contractors and high traffic.
October 29, 2013 - 1:06pm
October 28, 2013
Data center glitch is latest problem in 'Obamacare' rollout
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, halting online enrollment for all 50 states in the latest problem to hit the program's troubled rollou...
October 28, 2013 - 6:46am
October 24, 2013
U.S. health care rollout undergoes first congressional scrutiny
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The troubled rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare policy on Thursday undergoes its first full-length public airing in a crowded congressional hearing room, where lawmakers will question technology contractors about the government's crippled...
October 24, 2013 - 9:50am
October 23, 2013
U.S. House Republicans commit to delay of Obamacare tax provision
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republican leaders said on Wednesday they were committed to delaying a tax penalty provision in the health care law and would use oversight powers to hold President Barack Obama's administration "accountable" for problems with its launch.
October 23, 2013 - 2:25pm
Analysis: Little evidence yet that Obamacare costing full-time jobs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is little evidence that employers are sacrificing full-time jobs by hiring more part-timers or reducing existing...
October 23, 2013 - 8:59am
October 21, 2013
Obama to call health care website glitches ‘unacceptable’ at White House event today
By Jeff Mason and Lucia Mutikani Reuters WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today will declare the glitches in a new healthcare website “unacceptable” and will outline ways for consumers to sign up for insurance while his team scrambles to fix problems that have tainted the...
October 21, 2013 - 12:11am
October 19, 2013
Minnesotans complain about Humana Medicare Advantage
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Elderly Minnesotans across the state say Humana Insurance Co. is delaying payments and just not paying their claims. “I did not think I should have to fight Humana for coverage each time I received my medical supplies,” 74-year-old...
October 19, 2013 - 4:28am
October 14, 2013
Red state or blue, Obamacare pricing seems apolitical
NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) - For Americans who are able to check out new insurance plans launched under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, the price differences from state to state may be surprising. Residents of Minnesota, a Democratic-led state, are likely to pay the lowest...
October 14, 2013 - 11:00am