Protect Our Care

Republicans are still trying to repeal the ACA through the Texas v. US lawsuit We believe that no matter where we live, what we look like, or what’s in our wallets, everyone deserves care, access to medicine, and the opportunity to live a good life. Today, Republicans are still actively working to repeal the Affordable

Emmer, Lewis, and Paulsen could have saved the ACA — instead, they voted to destroy Medicaid to pay for tax cuts

St. Paul, Minn. (May 7, 2017) — The U.S. House of Representative voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act today. Health care has been a top concern for Minnesotans since Trump took office. In February, 1,000 constituents showed up at a town hall meeting in Sartell, Minn. to question Rep. Emmer on repealing the ACA.

The power of stories

Written by Jess Banks I’ve always believed in the power of stories. As a teacher of history and literature, I use personal narratives to bring lessons and lost eras home to students in the present. And recent research has shown that stories are uniquely effective at imparting shared values and empathy. But the fight for

Elizabeth Lienesch, More Benefits From the ACA Rolling In

Nearly 1 million MN women guaranteed access to preventive health services at no cost.  Thanks again Obamacare! The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has delivered yet another huge benefit this month!  As of August 1, 2012, women across the country started receiving guaranteed access in their health insurance plans to preventative health services without co-pays, co-insurance

Abby Schanfield, Women’s Health at the White House

Recently, I was invited to attend a townhall on women’s health and the Affordable Care Act hosted by the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services. Some of Washington’s most powerful women were present: Secretary Sebelius, Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff, Tina Tchen, President Obama’s Senior Advisor and many other public health

Liz Doyle, Fighting a Bad Exchange

The conversation about the development of a Minnesota Health Benefits Exchange is moving quickly at the State Capitol.  Beginning in 2014, over 1 million Minnesotans are expected to use the Exchange to choose among health coverage options and obtain federal tax credits to offset the cost of that coverage.  The Exchange is a key component

Abby Schanfield, A Morning With Sec. Sebelius

On Friday March 23, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, visited Minnesota to celebrate the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. The Secretary is visiting various cities across the country to hear women’s health care stories both so she can understand the realities of our current system, as well as how