HEALTH BEAT Change fatigue in health care
The patient was at the hospital for a straightforward same-day surgery but the admission process fell far short of efficient. She was directed hither and yon - first to the registration desk, then to ... Posted on 5/9/13 at 3:39 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Privilege vs. Rights: an Important Distinction
When I was in grade school, Mr. Dexter, the bus mechanic, gave a speech to us kids about proper bus safety and how if we didn't comply, we wouldn't be allowed the transport. He'd say with authority, "... Posted on 1/24/13 at 9:19 AM
STAFF BLOG THE DULLUM FILE Everyday
For anybody who just can't get enough to read about my recent surgery, here's a link to Altru's Everyday magazine. Alicia Sandbakken did a really nice job with the article. Thanks, Alicia.... Posted on 3/1/10 at 5:45 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton's administration says it picked a Virginia-based government services company for a $41 million contract to develop the online health insurance marketplace required by the federal health care overhaul.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free vaccines for kids, cheaper drugs for the elderly and many other benefits of President Barack Obama's health care law are already out there. More are coming, like a guaranteed right to buy health insurance even for patients with serious medical troubles. Many businesses and wealthy taxpayers, however, will see their costs go up.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obamacare lives.
America's historic health care overhaul, derided by Republicans as intrusive, costly "Obamacare," narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple expressed disappointment Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal health care overhaul, but he said the state had no choice but to work to comply with the ruling.
CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - Minnesotans concerned about taxes, education and health care voiced their concerns to their lawmakers in Crookston on Wednesday. Legislators are traveling the state on their 10-day break.
An official presidential candidate for less than a week, Newt Gingrich already finds himself in hot water with conservatives for suggesting he supports health care mandates while at the same time deriding a Republican budget proposal that would replace Medicare with vouchers.
The House Republican budget would leave up to 44 million more low-income people uninsured as the federal government cuts states' Medicaid funding by about one-third over the next 10 years, nonpartisan groups said in a report issued Tuesday.
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