MDH: Minnesota Saw 18% Rise In Nonfatal Drug Overdoses In 2020The Minnesota Department of Health says 7,290 nonfatal overdoses were reported in 2020, compared to 6,196 in 2019.
'School Districts Only Have So Much Money': Districts Across State Report Shortage Of School NursesResearch by the Minnesota Educator Licensing Board shows there are more than 890,000 public school students in the state, but only 637 licensed school nurses.
Some Elective Surgeries On Hold As Minnesota Hospitals Face Staffing CrisisThe COVID-19 pandemic has been an 18-month grind that's only become more grueling for health care workers, so much so that their numbers are dwindling.
Keeping Sister's Dream Alive, New Nursing School In Crystal Opens With Goal Of Increasing Diversity In Medical FieldLee, a registered nurse, founded the Healthy Helpful Insight Healthcare Institute in Crystal. The certified nursing assistant school teaches students the basic skills for patient care and keeps alive a dream that started with Lee's sister.
Sen. Tina Smith And Jason Lewis Debate Minnesota Agriculture, Health CareJust three months away from Election Day, the Minnesota candidates for the U.S. Senate seat went head-to-head in a debate.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: MN Health Plans To Waive COVID-19 Related Expenses"This move will help ensure no Minnesotan has to sacrifice paying rent or buying groceries to cover a hospital bill from COVID-19," Walz said.
Survey: Health Care The Top Issue For Minnesota Super Tuesday VotersVoters in Minnesota’s Democratic primary ranked health care as the most important issue facing the country, well above the economy, race relations, foreign policy and many other social issues.
State Capitol's 'Doctors' Caucus' Unveils 3 Bills To Address Health Care CostsOne of the bills would create a pharmacy commission to investigate drug pricing. The second would provide tax breaks to people whose premiums exceed 10% of their income. The third would require insurance companies to cover four mental health visits per patient per year.
Reality Check: President Trump's Claims About Pre-Existing ConditionsWhat's odd about claims from the president that he saved pre-existing conditions for sick people? The available evidence shows exactly the opposite.
Walz Urges House-Senate Negotiations On Insulin BillsGov. Tim Walz has called on House Democratic and Senate Republican leaders to negotiate a compromise between their competing insulin affordability proposals so he can call a special session.
Direct Primary Care Clinic In Sartell Cuts Out The Middle ManSartell Family Medicine is part of a growing trend in primary care: reduce healthcare costs and burdensome administrative work by having doctors work directly with patients. It doesn’t accept insurance, and therefore it doesn’t have to go through it.
'One Illness Away From Financial Disaster': Minnesotans Look For Answers On Health CareIn the gold gilded governor's office, ordinary Minnesotans poured out their frustrations about health care to the governor himself.
Walz Urges Lawmakers Not To Let Tax On Health Care Providers ExpireWalz is up against Republicans who want to let the tax expire. House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt says keeping it would raise health care costs for all Minnesotans.
Talking Points: Rep. Angie Craig On Lowering Health Care PremiumsMinnesota freshman Congresswoman Angie Craig recently introduced a bill aimed at lowering premiums, especially those purchased on the individual market and through MNsure. Congresswoman Craig was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning.
What's The Difference Between Urgent Care And The ER?A surprise trip to the emergency room can set any family back a lot of money. In fact, a new survey by the NHP Foundation found that the unexpected bill tops the list of financial fears for almost half of seniors who make $60,000 per year or less.