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Special election set Aug. 22
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Brainerd family says final goodbyes to man who was missing for more than 2 years
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Local Roundup: Halvorson repeats
RU Game: Hanson, Rudie commit to D-I schools
Vote for the WCT Game of the Week
Local Roundup: Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
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