healthcare

Senator Boldon Highlights Series of Bills to Bolster Care Provider Workforce and Expand Access to Care

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, March 5th, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee heard two bills authored by Senator Liz Boldon (DFL-Rochester) aimed at addressing workforce challenges in Minnesota. The first bill, Senate File 1743, would create licensure… Read More »Senator Boldon Highlights Series of Bills to Bolster Care Provider Workforce and Expand Access to Care

Senate Health and Human Services Committee Discusses Legislation to Ensure and Expand Healthcare Coverage for Minnesotans

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee moved one step closer to delivering on a key priority this year by hearing legislation that would ensure more Minnesotans have access to affordable and comprehensive healthcare. While today’s hearing focused on setting the stage for the work ahead, Chair Melissa Wiklund (DFL-Bloomington) said action will be taken in the committee this year on expanding access to healthcare.

Sen. Sparks: Mayo decision to reduce options in Albert Lea is incredibly disappointing

It is incredibly disappointing when the legislature unites to invest $424 million in the Destination Medical Center in Rochester and then Mayo reduces services in other parts of their service area. I voted for the DMC funding and was very frustrated when the consolidation was announced. I did not expect expansion in Rochester and service reduction in Albert Lea. The DMC was advertised as good for the entire region – the decision to reduce services in Albert Lea appears like Mayo is going back on its word.

Doctors, nurses and DFL legislators offer positive health care solution: Universal healthcare needs to be part of the Minnesota legislative debate

  ST. PAUL, Minn – At a time of rapid change at the federal and state level, where Republicans are proposing major cuts in health care coverage, Minnesota doctors, nurses and DFL legislators offer a different approach. Chief authors of… Read More »Doctors, nurses and DFL legislators offer positive health care solution: Universal healthcare needs to be part of the Minnesota legislative debate