MN Nurses Ask: Where Does $3 Billion In HMO Payments Go?

2011 Legislative Session

Minnesota spends $3 billion per year on public health care programs run by HMOs with little knowledge of how much of this money is actually spent on medical care itself. Health care advocates and providers will gather outside the Health and Human Services Finance Committee hearing room to make sure state legislators require stricter accountability from HMOs in tracking how, and on what, these public dollars are spent. Speakers will include Minnesota Nurses Association President Linda Hamilton, TakeAction Minnesota Policy Director Liz Doyle and Health Care leader Erika Hiller.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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