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.


UnitedHealth grows digital health business in Minneapolis

Its expanding Rally Health division has rolled out enhanced platform.


UnitedHealth sees big potential for OptumCare health provider business

The nation's largest health insurer touted its network of walk-in clinics while announcing financial results.


UnitedHealth CEO warns against Democrats' push for single-payer health coverage

The company's shares took a hit last week after Sen. Bernie Sanders renewed a push to eliminate private insurers.


Prime Therapeutics hires former Allina chief as CEO

Kenneth Paulus will lead the Eagan based company at a time of heightened scrutiny of PMBs.


Marlene Barghini, who helped create the Bridge For Youth shelter, dies at 86

In 1970, the West Bank in Minneapolis was the Twin Cities version of Haight-Ashbury, the San Francisco neighborhood synonymous with the counterculture of the era.…


Benefit managers grilled on whether business practices drive up drug prices

Execs from Minn.-based Optum Rx, Prime Therapeutics fielded questions.


Blue Cross income jumps on Medicaid business

The health insurer saw a turnaround in its business managing care for Medicaid beneficiaries.


Minn. nonprofit health insurers see operating income soar to $500M

Minnesota's nonprofit insurers could be issuing $37 million in consumer rebates as a result.


Cremation workers could be at risk because of new cancer care

New treatments that target cancer with radioactive drugs are raising questions about whether they create a health risk for workers who cremate the bodies when the patients die.


Last chance for changes: Final Medicare deadline arrives Sunday

Seniors who lost their Cost plans have the weekend to make any changes.