Health Care

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that public health...

As a country we have woefully underinvested in public health. This was true in 1960 and it is true today. We spend 0.45% of...

Minnesota will be recovering from COVID-19 for years

It seems like this has been going on forever. On March 6, I wrote the following in our newsletter, Daily Reformer:  With Super Tuesday over...

Most vulnerable leave homeless shelters just as COVID-19 arrives

Three weeks ago, Barbara Williams moved out of a shelter in Minneapolis — where 15 women sleep on bunk beds in a large, open...

Home health aides and personal care attendants are on the front...

When I was younger, my sister used to tell me, “Nora, you’re the kind of person who tries to make life easier for everyone...

St. Louis Park health care worker: “We don’t have any tests”

Brianne Bernini, an emergency department technician at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park was told when she arrived at work last Thursday...

Gov. Walz orders schools temporarily closed to curb COVID-19 outbreak

DFL Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday took his most drastic action yet to contain the spread of COVID-19, ordering the temporary closure of Minnesota...

GOP lawmaker: Expect limits on large public events like concerts, ballgames

A Republican lawmaker said Minnesotans should expect significant changes in their daily lives in the coming weeks and months due to the coming outbreak...

Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid outbreak

WASHINGTON — U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a Trump administration request to cut funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the...

Walz says Minnesota ready for potential coronavirus spread: ‘Preparation is not...

Gov. Tim Walz, the state’s top health official and legislative leaders sought to reassure the public Monday that they are working to prepare for...

Your health insurance: probably bad and getting worse

“A good life for American families also requires the most affordable, innovative, and high-quality healthcare system on Earth. Before I took office, health insurance...
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