Saint Paul, MN – Deputy Majority Leader Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) and Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) have introduced legislation today to address alarming health disparities in the African American community. The authors have introduced three major pieces of legislation:… Read More »Hayden and Champion introduce legislation to address African American health disparities
ST. PAUL, MINN – A violent and unsettling video of St. John’s Hospital nurses in Maplewood being attacked by a patient wielding a metal bar from an IV pole made the news back in November. The attacks resulted in a… Read More »Sen. Wiger Introduces Bill to Prevent Workplace Violence against Health Care Workers
ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Monday the Senate Environment and Economic Development Committee heard emotional testimony about the power of a state program that helps persons with mental illness find employment. The current DEED-funded Individual Placement and Support (IPS) employment… Read More »Legislation Aims to Help Minnesotans with Mental Illness
ST.PAUL, Minn. – Minnesotans will have an easier time receiving prescribed medications thanks to legislation introduced Thursday. The legislation, SF 934, removes barriers from the time a doctor prescribes a medication to a patient to the time it takes a… Read More »Improving Minnesotans’ Medication Access
One of the most important duties of the state legislature is oversight of the agencies which make up our government. This oversight includes making sure taxpayer money is spent responsibly, and departments are held accountable. As a whole the Minnesota health exchange or MNsure has made significant progress with thousands of Minnesotans who were once without health insurance now covered. That is not to say that the MNsure rollout went smoothly. Technical glitches made the important process of accessing coverage frustrating for many and the public-private governance of MNsure did not provide enough transparency for the public, legislature or industry. Read More »Sen. Lourey proposes MNsure governance restructure
The 2015 Session convened this week with a forecasted $1 billion budget surplus. The twice-annual forecast from Minnesota Management & Budget provides a snapshot of the state’s economy and predicts if the state should have a projected surplus or budget deficit.