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Editorial: Payment is key in health care reform (2009)

Summary: With an economy heavily dependent on medical care and technology, Minnesota has much at stake in the historic reforms proposed by Congress to overhaul the nation's broken health care system.

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Editorial: Could U.S. board curtail health costs? (2008)

Summary: On Thursday, President-elect Barack Obama named a South Dakotan with ties to Minnesota's Mayo Clinic as his choice to spearhead the nation's long-overdue health care overhaul.

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Jill Burcum: AMA backs health plan mandate (2011).

Summary: A critical but controversial component of the Affordable Care Act  — the requirement that people buy health insurance — got a welcome shot of support this week at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Jill Burcum: Despite Fox News report, Oberstar still undecided on health reform (2010).

Summary: Oberstar still remains undecided, said Oberstar spokesman John Schad.

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Jill Burcum: Healthcare heavyweights call for reform (2010).

Summary: At times, it’s felt like President Obama is the only one out there trying to resuscitate health care reform after Republican Scott Brown’s Massachusetts Senate victory

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Jill Burcum: So far, health summit highlights differences (2010).

Summary: The intent was to move the stalled health care reform bill forward by finding areas of agreement between Democrats and Republicans.

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