MINNPOST When assessing whether public initiatives and other community interventions are having a measurable effect on social and economic indicators, tough-minded policy analysts often ask: “Are we moving the needle?” As Minnesota legislators and Governor Mark Dayton negotiate in the final weeks of the 2016 session on investment strategies to reduce disparities in our communities and improve workforce quality for Minnesota employ... Read More
BRAINERD DISPATCH The U.S. health care system is broken and the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA- Obamacare) does little to fix it. It was a significant political victory but only a small health care victory. Driven by rising health policy premiums, Minnesota residents now rank second in the country in selection of high deductible health care policies (up to $30,000) in attempts to keep annual premiums affordable. The dominant employer-based hea... Read More
Expansion of Post Secondary Options to 10th graders is a great gift to students & families Hometownsource | May 2, 2012 By Joe Nathan, Director at Center for School Change Last week Minnesota legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton gave a great gift to Minnesota families and students. Legislators extended Minnesota s pioneer Post Secondary Options law to allow 10th graders to take career and technical courses on college campuses. ... Read More
Letter to Commissioner Jesson Southside Pride | March 29, 2012 By Elizabeth Frost, MD Dear Commissioner Jesson: I am a family practice physician and a supporter of single-payer health care for all. There are nearly 1000 doctors and providers in Minnesota that advocate for this kind of public financing of health care. I am not alone. As you know, single-payer has been popular in Minnesota for ... Read More
Growth & Justice lays out its case for Minnesota single-payer health care Minn Post | March 29, 2012 By Beth Hawkins The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) is before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, while its implementation in Minnesota is tied up at the Legislature. You, John or Jane Q. Public, are probably suspecting that no matter what happens in either venue, your premiums and deductible are only he... Read More
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