Last week, the DFL-led Minnesota House passed a landmark bill that would ensure all Minnesotans – regardless of income, race or zip code – can access Earned Sick and Safe Time. Together, we’ve won paid
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Join us for the this hearing of HF801, the Prescription Drug Affordability Board bill, which would rein in out of control drug costs by establishing a Prescription Drug Affordability Board
This week is our Rx week of action. Most prescription drugs are developed with our public tax dollars. We can’t let Big Pharm extract huge profits from us by pricing drugs out of reach and claiming those prices are necessary for innovation and better medicine. The truth is, we’ve already paid for them. Medicine is a public good.
Today, thousands of Minnesotans are excluded from health care coverage because of their immigration status. Across the state, thousands of Minnesotans including farmers, small business owners, artists, and young families
(St. Paul, MN) – A new survey released by Altarum Health Care Value Hub reveals that nearly half of Minnesotans are worried about affording high prescription drug costs, and residents overwhelmingly support government solutions.
No one should have to choose between caring for themselves or a loved one and earning a paycheck. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that we are all connected – and that paid sick time is a public health issue.
Minnesota’s Earned Sick and Safe Time bill would allow workers to accrue up to 48 hours of paid sick time per year. Paid sick time means being able to comfort a sick child, go to the doctor, take time to address domestic abuse, get a COVID test, or seek safety without having to worry about losing pay or getting fired. Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth already have paid sick day ordinances in place.
Across race, income, gender, and geography, we agree that the state needs to step up and help more Minnesotans access affordable, quality healthcare. Medical emergencies happen to everyone, and everybody deserves access to healthcare, no matter what. Nobody should have to sacrifice paying for rent or groceries to get the care they need.
MinnesotaCare (MNCare) was created by bipartisan leadership in 1992 to provide health insurance to low-income, working Minnesotans. In 2020, approximately 92,000 Minnesotans are enrolled in MNCare for high-quality, lower-cost health