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September 01, 2018

Consumers can get up-to-date, accurate information about what they will pay for medical services by contacting their health insurer and reviewing available quality resources. 

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September 01, 2018

MHA's 142 member hospitals and health systems have earned a national reputation for delivering safe, high-quality care and for meeting the needs of our communities.

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August 01, 2018

Health care is a prominent issue for voters in the 2018 election. Learn more about health care-related issues that are of importance to Minnesota's hospitals and health systems.

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June 01, 2018
Minnesota’s leadership on quality and patient safety is recognized throughout the nation, and other states look to the Minnesota Hospital Association in creating their own patient safety programs.

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June 01, 2018
Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems are committed to working collaboratively with mental and behavioral health care providers, policymakers and other health care stakeholders to create an effective and accessible health care system that meets the needs of individuals, families and communities

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May 01, 2017
Minnesota's hospitals are working hard to deliver safer care, improve the patient experience and save health care costs. View the fact sheet below to better understand health care spending and the cost of health care, insurance and prescription drugs. 

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February 24, 2015
The Minnesota Telemedicine Act will facilitate health care providers’ continued adoption and implementation of technology to deliver high quality patient care in the most accessible and cost-effective ways possible. As many communities across Minnesota struggle to retain access to health care services in the midst of growing caregiver shortages, telemedicine allows residents to receive care locally, makes care more convenient, extends the reach of otherwise scarce specialty services, and helps hold down rising healthcare costs for employers and individuals.

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February 21, 2013
Legislation (SF 471/HF 588) has been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature that would transfer critical decisions on staffing from local hospitals to the government. The claims of supporters just don’t stand up to the facts.

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February 21, 2013
SF 471/HF 588 is one national union’s drive toward a government-mandated staffing quota in Minnesota. The MNA claims this is not a “ratio” bill but rather sets minimum standards of care.

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May 01, 2012

The relationship between the patient and health care professional is at the core of health care delivery. The men and women that care for patients every day demonstrate the hard work, compassion and dedication that allow Minnesota hospitals and health systems to provide access to high-quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a weeks.

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May 01, 2008

The passage of health-care reform legislation was clearly one of the highest legislative  priorities for the 2008 Legislature. After countless hours serving on both the Governor’s  Transformation Task Force and the Legislature’s Health Care Access Commission,  health-care leaders seemed bound and determined to pass some form of health-care  reform legislation, even if it meant compromising much of the proposed MinnesotaCare  eligibility expansion in order to get Governor Pawlenty’s approval.

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