Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 5, 2013

Health and human services omnibus bills make good investments using wrong resources

When the House and Senate released their committee targets in March, we were surprised that the health and human services budget division was required to cut $150 million in the House and $153 million in the Senate. After years of reductions to critical services for Minnesota’s most vulnerable, including $1 billion in cuts in the 2011 Legislative Session, we believed this year would offer an opportunity to start making up lost ground investing in our state’s health and well-being. (more…)

May 3, 2013

Rural hospitals in Minnesota protest Blue Cross reimbursement cut

Minnesota’s largest health insurer seeks to reduce variations in what it pays different hospitals for the same services.  Read more.

May 3, 2013

Hostile Welcome in Shakopee for Governor

Lee Larson from St. Gertrude’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shakopee was part of a challenging audience for the Governor with regard to the impact of  tight state budgets on his employees.  Read more.