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Sen Hayden Hopeful For Undocumented Immigrant Medical Help

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Hospitals paying for undocumented immigrants cut off from state-provided dialysis and chemotherapy may get some help. Senator Jeff Hayden says Governor Mark Dayton has proposed reinstating the Emergency Medical Assistance funding. However Hayden says Republicans oppose paying for it by closing corporate tax loopholes. Continue Reading →

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250 Outside Calhoun Beach Club: Cap HMO Reserves, Give our Money Back

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Minneapolis, MN, May 21, 2011. Five busloads if people, 250 or so citizens, jammed the sidewalk in front of the Calhoun Beach Club, a upper class club that includes David Tilford, CEO, Medica, as one of its members. They were pleading for fair taxes, including the wealthiest 2% of Minnesotans. An action that so far the legislature has refused to consider. Margaret Uriah of St. Continue Reading →

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Former MN Gov Carlson Discusses Consequences of Budget Proposals

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Former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson will address and lead a discussion with faith and health care community members about Minnesota’s long-held commitment to access and quality health care for low-income working Minnesotans. The forum, titled MinnesotaCare — A Minnesota Solution That Works, will focus on the policies that have made Minnesota a national leader in health care. Continue Reading →

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MN GOP Senator Hann Seeks Medicaid Waver in Washington

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Minnesota Republican Senator David Hann addressed reporters today, following Sens. Amy Koch and Geoff Michel’s rebuttal after Governor Mark Dayton’s news conference. Sen. Hann had just returned from Washington, D.C., where he met with members of the state’s delegation to seek a waiver for Medicaid so that Minnesota would no longer have to fund it. Continue Reading →

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Health Care Activists Deliver “Repossession Notice” to Medica

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This morning about 50 health care activists made a surprise appearance at Medica’s Minnetonka headquarters to deliver “repossession notices” and demand the return of over $200 million in excess cash reserves to the state of Minnesota. The group stormed into the main lobby and posted orange notices around the lobby as the crowd heard speeches and chanted. The group represented TakeAction Minnesota, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and the Land Stewardship Project. This action follows months of TakeAction activity aimed at getting health providers to return excess reserves. A team visited the homes of Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medica CEOs And. Continue Reading →

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