Uncompensated care costs continue to rise in Minnesota, leaving hospitals stuck with the bill. Officials say the problem deals with uninsured and underinsured patients. In fact, uncompensated care rose 27 percent in the state from 2010 to 2011. Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato says they dealt with $71 million worth of uncompensated care last year alone. "This is a very serious issue for our region," said Kevin Burns of Mayo Clinic Health System. "First and foremost if people don't have insurance, their tendency is to not seek preventive care."