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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.


As states ban abortion, Minnesota's multistate employers weigh medical travel benefits for employees

Following the Supreme Court's decision last week, Minnesota's largest companies with operations in multiple states — like Medtronic, 3M and Ecolab — face decisions on employee health plans.


Fired workers sue Mayo Clinic over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

More than two dozen former workers allege the clinic wrongly denied them religious exemptions.


UnitedHealthcare, Mayo Clinic reach network agreement for Medicare Advantage patients

Seniors in UnitedHealthcare plans across the country will have in-network access to the Rochester-based clinic


Health insurers seek premium increases up to 6% in individual market in Minn.

The range of proposed changes is lower than what carriers sought last summer for 2022 coverage.


UnitedHealth Group unit paying $1.5B for UK tech company

The deal would extend Optum's work for nearly 20 years with the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.


Minnesota extends Medicaid coverage to 12 months after giving birth

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced approval of the state's plan.


What happened to those 2020 pay cuts? Final CEO pay numbers mixed in Minnesota

Some cuts in salary, bonus were offset by increases in "other" pay at hospitals; compensation jumped at health insurers


Minnesota's largest hospitals saw revenue rebound in 2021 — but uncertainty remains

Patients returned in 2021 after $1 billion in financial support kept health systems break-even during the pandemic's first year.


Minnesotans still get surprise medical bills even after Congress tried to stop them

The federal No Surprises Act provides more protection for consumers, but consumers need to be on guard.


Young peregrine falcons learn to fly over Mayo Clinic in Rochester

The Rochester clinic is marking the 35th anniversary of a program to host a nesting pair atop one of its towering buildings.