MNsure And You

Kelly Brown says she did everything she was supposed to do, and she’s more than frustrated that she nonetheless finds herself without health insurance. The Duluth woman — married, with a 14-year-old daughter — says she knew she would no longer be eligible for Minnesota Care this year. So in November, she began trying to…
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Why Not A Flu Shot?

It’s free for many of us, widely available and we’re told it greatly reduces the chance we’ll spend two weeks of the winter in utter misery. But you didn’t get a flu shot this year, did you? You’re not alone. A survey released today by the National Consumers League reported that 22 percent of U.S.…
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Another Deadline Extension

MNsure, the agency that’s managing the health insurance exchange in Minnesota, has extended the deadline to apply for coverage and still be insured on Jan. 1 for the second time. The original deadline was Dec. 16. Then it was Dec. 23. Now it’s Dec. 31. Can’t go much farther than that. You don’t have to…
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We’re Number 3!

For the second straight year, Minnesota ranks third among all of the states in the nation in overall health. That’s according to America’s Health Rankings, which is sponsored by the United Health Foundation teaming up with the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention. This seems like good news until you realize that the…
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How To Eat A Cannibal Sandwich

I asked, you answered. My Friday post on cannibal sandwiches, in which I confessed to having never heard of the Upper Midwest delicacies, drew several responses from people verifying the existence of the raw-beef concoctions. (In case you’re wondering why this is in something called “Health Notes Online,” it started with a report of an…
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