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Minnesota Department of Human Services

Aug 21, 2015

MNsure: ‘What’s working and what’s not’

The MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee grills officials on the program’s budget and efficacy.

May 13, 2015

Talks have Capitol in holding pattern

Taxes and transportation remain sticking points as the House and Senate are effectively deadlocked on budget bill negotiations.

May 6, 2015

Leitz departure comes at another critical time for MNsure

The sudden transition was only slightly smoother than when Leitz himself had taken over following the sudden resignation of April Todd-Malmlov.

Apr 3, 2015

Non-budget disputes unsettled

A variety of hot-button policy issues remain unsettled this session, and the gulf between positions taken by the governor and either or both legislative chambers leaves just about many of those proposals in jeopardy.

Mar 27, 2015

MNsure takes more heat in funding debate

Nearly two-thirds of MNsure’s fiscal year 2016 budget is directed at IT expenses, and just more than half is designated for “acceleration of IT development.”

Jan 28, 2015

Three-way fight over state’s budget

Gov. Dayton's budget proposal shares few themes with the DFL Senate, let alone GOP House.

Dec 19, 2014

Alleged child care fraud biggest in state history

A husband and wife from Fridley allegedly bilked the state of more than $4 million as part of a complex scheme in which they recruited aid-eligible parents to enroll their children in day care, created no show jobs for the parents to satisfy work requirements and submitted false records to the Department of Human Services.

Nov 14, 2014

MNsure principals: We will do better

Officials are under fire after an auditor's report showed some enrollees received coverage although they weren’t eligible for the programs and some other enrollees were put in the wrong program.

Jun 25, 2014

First enrollee lawsuit filed against MNsure

A Cottage Grove man is suing for $2,127 after he claims his initial application was wrongfully denied.

Oct 9, 2013

DHS assistant commissioner faulted in internal audit

If granting an exemption to Amplatz is found to be in violation of the statute, the audit recommends the state should "immediately revoke the exemption and take back any excess amounts paid to date."

Sep 26, 2013

GOP House members raise concerns over proposed transfer of sex offenders

**UPDATED** GOP Reps. Brian Johnson and Nick Zerwas are raising concerns about plans to transfer six civilly committed sex offenders to a facility in Cambridge. In a letter to Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, the legislators questioned whether the plan will endanger the public.

Sep 24, 2013

DHS selects Milliman to serve as actuary for Medicaid program

Milliman-Milwaukee is now the actuary for Minnesota's Medicaid managed care program. The firm has replaced Milliman-Minneapolis as the agency responsible for making sure Minnesota's rate-setting methodology is sound.

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