Christopher Snowbeck | Star Tribune
Reporter | Business

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.

Town Hall Ventures health care fund raises $115 million

Created by former Medicare chief Andy Slavitt, the fund wants to invest in startups serving vulnerable populations.

Mayo expansion would create Rochester's tallest building

With 11 new floors for patient care and hotel, Gonda Building would be the city's tallest.

Many Minnesota seniors bracing for seismic Medicare shift

An estimated 320,000 Minnesotans with Medicare Cost health plans must switch to a new policy because a federal law is eliminating the coverage next year across much of the state.

Medica and Mayo partner on new health plans

Minnetonka-based insurer to offer access to clinic as it courts business.

Rating agencies split on Fairview's outlook

In a separate action, one agency lowered the rating for Duluth-based Essentia Health.

Judge rules for UnitedHealthcare in Medicare overpayment case

Federal judge vacated rule on reimbursements for overpayments to insurers.

38,000-plus Blue Cross enrollees get termination notices by mistake

The federal government says it sent the letters after getting bad information from the health insurer.

Surgical instruments developer Brigid Ann Scanlan Eiynck dies at age 69

Eiynck started working in the family business in the 1970s, eventually collaborating with physicians to develop tools used in surgeries of the heart and chest.

Workers at Seward Co-op ratify first contract

Workers at the retail food co-op voted to unionize in 2017.

Children's request for statewide ambulance license alarms EMS providers

Pediatric hospital wants a statewide license, but other providers see a threat.