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Hannah Lichtsinn

Hannah Lichtsinn

Dr. Hannah Lichtsinn is a primary care internist and pediatrician in Minneapolis and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. She is a co-founder of the Minnesota Immigrant Health Alliance and co-chair of the health advocacy organization, Our Stories. Our Health.

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Scott Jensen should lose his Minnesota medical license

By: - July 14, 2022

Scott Jensen, a family physician and the likely Republican nominee for governor, should have his medical license revoked. He has repeatedly violated core tenets of medical ethics and responsible practice and engaged in conduct defined by Minnesota statute as cause for disciplinary action by the Board of Medical Practice, including engaging in conduct likely to […]

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Minnesota Nice politics is hurting all of us | Opinion

By: - October 28, 2021

Until the fall of 2021, Minnesota’s approach to COVID policy prevented the crushing waves of illness and death seen in other parts of the United States.  More recently, however, by prioritizing political compromise, our state’s leadership has led us down a dangerous path. Although we are seeing encouraging data this week, Minnesota is still in […]

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To protect kids, Walz needs to mandate a statewide school mask mandate

By: - July 23, 2021

We need to keep two truths in mind as the summer comes to an end: First, school is incredibly important for our children. Schools provide a space not only for traditional education, but also social development, healthy relationships and a safety net for students who are struggling with access to food and housing. Schools are […]

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Minnesota is obligated to provide adequate health care to people who are incarcerated; here’s some first steps

By: , and - January 19, 2021

In review of the operations of Kandiyohi and Freeborn County jails in August and September of 2020, the ICE Office of Detention Oversight identified numerous compliance violations that place detainees at risk and violate Minnesota law. (See here for Kandiyohi. And here for Freeborn.) They found that detention officers without medical training were completing the […]