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How the new healthcare law benefits you

How the new healthcare law benefits you

Aug. 7 | Because of the Affordable Care Act, the 85 percent of Americans who have insurance have more choices and stronger coverage than ever before. And for the 15 percent of Americans who don’t have insurance, or families and small businesses who buy...

Confusion widespread on Affordable Care Act

Confusion widespread on Affordable Care Act

Jul. 10 |   Enrollment in new MN health insurance exchange begins in October          By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be in full force sooner rather than later, and U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison...

No surprise! Racism unhealthy for Black males!

No surprise! Racism unhealthy for Black males!

Jul. 10 | Access to good health care essential for Black men and boys regardless of social class    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Morehouse ProfessorDr. Henrie TreadwellMSR file photo Racism historically has proven very unhealthy to Black males,...

Obamacare ‘has something to do with Obama’

Obamacare ‘has something to do with Obama’

May. 29 | Photo by Charles Hallman   Beyond that, many folks are clueless how the new  insurance law affects them   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   An April Kaiser Family Foundation survey found many Americans are either unsure or still confused...

Affordable Care  Act Updates — ‘Navigators’ to help spread the word on the state’s MNsure health exchange

Affordable Care Act Updates — ‘Navigators’ to help spread the word on the state’s MNsure health exchange

Apr. 10 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   “Under the Affordable Care Act, every plan in the marketplace has to cover a set of 10 essential benefits [such as] prescription drugs, lab services, hospitalization, emergency care, mental health...

Minnesota adopts new MNsure health exchange

Minnesota adopts new MNsure health exchange

Apr. 3 |               By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new health exchange law on March 21, which is expected to enroll an estimated 1.3 Minnesotans starting next year, including...

Minnesota legislators work to finalize State health exchange — Democratic majority doesn’t make exchange a ‘slam dunk’

Minnesota legislators work to finalize State health exchange — Democratic majority doesn’t make exchange a ‘slam dunk’

Mar. 13 |     By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that beginning in 2014, each state either must have a health exchange available that allows qualified individuals to buy coverage, or join with other states...

Budget sequestration will undermine fight against HIV

Budget sequestration will undermine fight against HIV

Mar. 6 | On March 1, federal budget sequestration went into effect. This will result in across-the-board cuts of 5.3 percent in most non-defense discretionary programs, including Ryan White, HIV prevention, HIV research, AIDS housing support, and prevention...

Single payer health care essential to  reducing healthcare disparities

Single payer health care essential to reducing healthcare disparities

Jan. 9 | By Andrea Parrott Contributing Writer    After daily witnessing situations in which patients suffered or had to make decisions detrimental to their health due to difficulties in accessing health care, Dr. Elizabeth Frost and Dr. Ann Settgast...

Medicaid expansion: more insured at state-budget savings

Medicaid expansion: more insured at state-budget savings

Dec. 12 | ACA advocates predict uninsured Blacks will drop from 20 to eight percent       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Greater United Way held a “community conversation” December 4 at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul on...
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