Jackie Crosby

Reporter | The business of health care
Phone: 612-673-7335
Crosby covers the business aspects of health care in Minnesota, from small clinics to major hospital groups, as well as insurers. She also writes about UnitedHealth Group, the largest publicly traded company in the state.

Recent content from Jackie Crosby

Better Business Bureau: Health law confusion could draw scammers

The Better Business Bureau warned of a rise in fraud as the federal health law rolls out.

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 09:02 PM

Ringing phones mark first link to MNsure

State health insurance exchange’s call center opens to answer questions about how the new marketplace works.

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 09:06 AM

Fair vendors tally up record weekend crowd minus 6 sweltering days

But a flood of visitors the last few days helped cash registers rebound somewhat.

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 09:33 AM

Aug. 30: insurance plan of last resort nears end of the line

The program Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association serves about 26,000 residents, but it will be phased out in 2014 when insurers will be required to take all comers under the Affordable Care Act.

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 07:16 AM

State: MNsure must make its marketing themes public

Paul and Babe are already spreading the word about the state’s new health exchange, but the ruling will affect future...

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 09:03 PM

Minnesota health insurance exchange aims for a big ad splash

Starting today, the legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe, will appear in newspapers, skyways, billboards and bus stops, as part of “Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Reasons to Get Health Insurance.”

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 01:45 PM

Insurance exchange shoppers ask: What will it cost?

Premium rates could determine how many people end up using Minnesota’s new health insurance exchange.

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 03:39 PM

Exchange keeps marketing plans quiet

MNsure officials say they fear the information could be misused by “nonaffiliated groups.”

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 12:07 PM

Obituary: Bill Larson, U soil scientist who broke ground in tilling research

They called him “Mr. Tillage” for his dogged pursuit of better soil management.Raised on a Nebraska farm, Bill Larson was...

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 09:26 PM

April 18: UnitedHealth braces for Affordable Care Act changes

With the brunt of the health care law still ahead, the insurer maintained its forecast although profits fell 14% in...

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 05:20 PM

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