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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Richards lifts Glenwood past BOLD and into state tournament
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Evelyn "Evie" M. Mulder
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
March 11, 2014
U.S. top court case highlights unsettled science in contraception
NEW YORK (Reuters) - - As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a religious dispute over the Obamacare contraception mandate, advocates on both sides are trying to set the court straight on the science.
March 11, 2014 - 9:00am
March 5, 2014
White House readies health insurance renewal extension: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will allow consumers to extend health insurance plans that fail to comply with President Barack Obama's healthcare law beyond 2014, according to three people familiar with the matter.
March 5, 2014 - 7:29am
February 25, 2014
4 million are now enrolled in Obamacare, president says
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday said that 4 million people had signed up for health insurance through exchanges provided by his health care law known as Obamacare. Obama made the comments to a gathering put together by Organizing for Action, a political group formed from...
February 25, 2014 - 11:28pm
February 10, 2014
U.S. Treasury relaxes 2015 Obamacare penalty rules for businesses
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday relaxed final rules for businesses that must comply with the Affordable Care Act in 2015, sparing businesses with 99 employers or fewer the tax penalty until 2016. In final regulations to be published on Monday by the Treasury...
February 10, 2014 - 3:30pm
February 5, 2014
Obamacare to cut work hours by equivalent of 2 million jobs: CBO
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare law will reduce American workforce participation by the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, prompting Republicans to paint the law as bad medicine for the U.S. ...
February 5, 2014 - 8:11am
January 24, 2014
Obamacare coverage enrollment hits 3 million
WASHINGTON — The number of people enrolled in private health insurance under Obamacare has soared by more than one-third in recent weeks to around 3 million, according to government data released on Friday.
January 24, 2014 - 10:37pm
Republicans seek own policy cure to replace Obamacare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Republicans are saying they can no longer just be the party of "No" on Obamacare: They need to come up with an alternative healthcare policy.
January 24, 2014 - 8:29am
January 23, 2014
6.3 million eligible for Medicaid since Obamacare launch: U.S. agency
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 6.3 million Americans were deemed eligible for government healthcare plans for the poor since the October 1 launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare law through December, federal officials reported on Wednesday. The swelling rolls for Medicaid...
January 23, 2014 - 6:37am
January 22, 2014
Target to stop healthcare coverage for part-time workers
(Reuters) - Target Corp said it will stop offering health coverage to part-time workers, citing new public insurance exchanges floated by the U.S. government. Less than 10 percent of the company's 361,000 employees currently participate in the insurance plan that is...
January 22, 2014 - 10:36am
January 15, 2014
Obamacare surge persists into the first part of 2014
NEW YORK — The late-December surge that pushed enrollment in private health insurance plans under Obamacare past 2.1 million people continued into 2014, officials of several state-run insurance marketplaces said on Wednesday. It was encouraging news for White House hopes of signing...
January 15, 2014 - 10:45pm
January 2, 2014
Doctors, hospitals expect some confusion as Obamacare plans start
(Reuters) - Hospitals and medical practices across the United States braced for confusion and administrative hassles as new insurance plans under...
January 2, 2014 - 8:54am
December 31, 2013
Walgreen offers month of prescriptions to backlogged Obamacare enrollees
(Reuters) - Walgreen Co said on Monday it will provide a month's supply of certain prescriptions at no upfront cost to U.S. participants who have not yet received a plan identification number under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The offering comes as U.S. government...
December 31, 2013 - 7:29am
December 30, 2013
After troubled rollout, Obamacare's new test starts on New Year's Day
By Michele Gershberg and Toni Clarke (Reuters) - New Year's Day will bring a fresh test for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul,...
December 30, 2013 - 9:12am
December 29, 2013
Questions and answers about MNsure health insurance sign-up
ST. PAUL — As the extended deadline approaches, MNsure officials have provided answers to some frequently asked questions about the Minnesota health care insurance exchange signup. Q. What are the deadlines? A. You have until midnight Tuesday to pick a plan and a payment method....
December 29, 2013 - 11:00pm
December 24, 2013
Obamacare signup deadline pushed back to today
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Americans scrambled to beat a deadline to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the White House gave most consumers an extra day, until Tuesday, to obtain coverage that starts January 1.
December 24, 2013 - 12:34am