abc
QUICK LINKS:

Minn. HMO Gives $30 Million Back To Government

Updated: 03/09/2012 2:02 PM
Created: 03/16/2011 10:31 PM KSTP.com
By: Jay Kolls

U-Care issued a statement saying they made the donation to help the state erase its 5-billion dollar budget deficit. State Senator John Marty, (DFL) Roseville, told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he's happy U-Care gave the money back to the state, but he questioned the HMOs motives. Seven HMOs deliver the state's public health programs. Each year, the HMOs receive 3-billion dollars of your tax money to administer those programs like Medicaid and MinnCare. But, Senator Marty says there is no state audit of those funds, and he worries U-Care made the donation to discourage the legislature from requiring a state audit of their books.

In a written statement, Governor Mark Dayton, expressed gratitude for the U-Care donation. And, Dayton also said he hopes the other six HMOs in the public health program, follow U-Care's lead and donate any reserve money they have as well.


Winter Weather Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Barron; Polk
Expires: 11/28/2014 4:00 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Clear
8°
14° | 14°
  • Feels like: 8° F
  • Wind: 0mph
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Fri Considerable cloudiness
    30° | 24°
  • Sat Partly cloudy
    32° | 12°
  • Sun Times of sun and clouds
    20° | 4°
  • Mon Mainly sunny
    18° | 16°

Video

KSTP NEWS