Christopher Snowbeck | Star Tribune
Reporter | Business

Christopher Snowbeck covers health insurers, including Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group, and the business of running hospitals and clinics. 

Since 1994, Snowbeck has covered health care stories at four newspapers including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, two daughters and two cats. He graduated from Carleton College as a history major with a concentration in medieval studies. He serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists. He's also a runner.


Flight from health insurance market slows in Minnesota

Health insurance enrollment at 141,110 compared to 300,000 in 2015


Mayo spending $223 million on Florida cancer center

New cancer center will offer advanced, targeted therapies to patients.


Blue Cross, North Memorial team up to run health system's 20 clinics

Joint venture will operate the Minnesota health care system's network of 20 facilities.


FTC puts limit on $4.3 billion clinic deal for UnitedHealth Group

Acquisition adds more clinics, physicians, but won't include doctors in Nevada.


Administrative costs hit $1.82 billion at health plans in Minnesota

A new state report finds administrative spending by health insurers in Minnesota increased slightly in 2017 to $1.82 billion, a seventh consecutive annual rise that…


Minnesota extends law blocking HMO sales to for-profits

Lawmakers stretched the moratorium on nonprofit conversions to 2023.


HealthPartners expanding eating disorder care with $18.7 million gift

Money will expand eating-disorder care.


Fairview Health buys three clinics in western Wisconsin

Acquisition of Vibrant Health boosts competition for patients east of the St. Croix River.


Mayo Clinic plans research building with $32 million gift

Construction is expected to begin next year with occupancy in 2022.


Minnesota extends 'reinsurance' program

More money isn't needed as the initial $542 million allotted for it hasn't been exhausted yet.