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The Capitol Note: Seifert to kick off campaign for governor Thursday

1.) Former House Minority Leader Marty Seifert is poised to jump into the gubernatorial race with a trio of events on Thursday. Seifert’s candidacy has been rumored in GOP circles for months, and the related chatter has only ramped up ...

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DHS Medicaid audit points to problems

A preliminary audit of the state’s Medicaid rates released on March 1 determined that they were “actuarially sound.” That’s the finding that Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson repeatedly stressed during a phone call with reporters the day the report was released.

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DHS commissioner reveals federal investigation of state’s Medicaid program

The federal government is investigating Minnesota’s $3.6 billion Medicaid program for potential fraud. Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson discussed the investigation during a committee hearing on Tuesday devoted to transparency issues with regards to the state’s nonprofit health plans.

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