Minnesota Engagement

MN's System Reform Was Once Considered "Communism"

MN's System Reform Was Once Considered 'Communism'

WALTER MCCLURE, who worked with Paul Ellwood to create the HMO, was interviewed in August 2012. Minnesota's health care system is close to where he wants health care to be with outside analysis of patients and doctors. From the Interview: "When [McClure's] team started on [cost and quality] assessment in the 1980's, the idea that someone would be looking over a physician's shoulder was considered communism. Physicians were convinced of their right to autonomy. However, by 2008 Minnesota's private and voluntary sector had accomplished a sea change in this culture with 85 percent of providers in the state participating in having their outcomes measured." [our emphasis]

 

Minnesota Exchange Documents

Minnesota Exchange Documents

Governor Dayton is building President Obama's health insurance exchange (federal takeover center) without legislative authority. He issued an Executive Order on October 31, 2011 when the 2011 legislature did not pass a law to establish a state-run exchange. This page provides KEY DOCUMENTS from the battle between the legislature and the Governor over implementing Obamacare -- national health care -- in Minnesota.

Dayton's Letter

Dayton's Letter
Unfortunately, there are some, who would rather play politics with this Exchange in an election year, than work sincerely and cooperatively to advance it in Minnesota. If the Legislature passes on enacting such legislation, which must be bi-partisan, non-ideological, and constructive, we will have to utilize the legal executive actions necessary to satisfy the federal law, as has already been done in other states.

CCHF Testimony – Opposing Obamacare “Exchange”

CCHF Testimony – Opposing Obamacare “Exchange”

First of all, to be clear, this is not a marketplace. It’s a government bureaucracy.

The government health insurance exchange is a key part of the federal strategy to takeover and nationalize health care. According to the Star Tribune, an executive at UnitedHealth Group called the exchange the “heart” of federal health care reform.

DISCLOSED: Salaries of MN Health Insurance Exchange

DISCLOSED: Salaries of MN Health Insurance Exchange

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, in response to MN state Senator David Hann's request for the information, sent a list of the names, positions, and salaries of the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange staff. Today, Sen. Hann held a press conference to discuss these salaries in light of the fact that the Minnesota legislature has not authorized the Exchange.

Petition to Oppose Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange in MN

Petition to Oppose Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange in MN

Obamacare requires States to set up federal command and control centers over health insurance and medical care. These centers are called "American Health Benefit Exchanges" or "Health Insurance Exchanges" for short. The data infrastructure will monitor citizen compliance with the unconstitutional mandate to purchase health insurance. The first set of federal exchange regulations include the word "require" 811 times. The Minnesota legislature said "no" to the Exchange, but Governor Dayton is using more than $5 million from the federal government to build it. 

Will Task Force Appointees Support Obamacare or Freedom?

A critical review and analysis of Governor Pawlenty's appointees to the Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force. Quotes and positions are charted in a matrix.

Citizens Protest MN Health Department's Medical Records Grab

Minnesota citizens filled a meeting room front to back at the Minnesota Department of Health to provide input and comment on the Department’s plan to claim ownership of private medical records data, send the data to a data warehouse in Maine, and use the data rank physicians and hospitals according to the Department’s definition of “quality.” Insurers will then be required by law to steer patients to only those providers who rank as “high quality, low cost.”

RE: CCHF Letter Opposing MN Collection of Patient Medical Records

Unless the Administrative Law Judge chooses otherwise, the Minnesota public will be at the mercy of the Health Department's warehousing, data-mining, tracking, research and health care rationing agendas. Their private data will be warehoused in the State of Maine and placed online. They won't have had a choice—or a voice.

"Genetic Information in Minnesota" - Dept of Admin Report