Minnesota health care program cuts costs for the poor

  • Article by: Star Tribune Editorial
  • Updated: May 20, 2013 - 8:46 PM

Pioneering Minnesota program deters emergency-room use.

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heldt2May. 19, 13 4:32 PM

This is exactly why the huge federal healthcare bureaucracy which is about to add 15,000 more IRS agents for enforcement is the wrong path. We in Minnesota can form and operate the most effective healthcare model for Minnesota. Give us the money and let us run a targeted and effective healthcare system.

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swiperMay. 20, 13 5:55 AM

Governor Dayton and the people of Minnesota are well served by Commissioner Jesson. She has repeatedly acted in smart, innovative ways to assure that children and their families are treated in ways that give us a strong return on government investments. She promotes policies that tie quality for services to children-- this is good for children and good for Minnesota

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supervon2May. 20, 13 7:05 AM

The Liberals were the ones in the first place that closed down the hospitals that catered to the poor and forced them to emergency rooms. We had a working system and of course, the people who ran it were conservatives-so that's the rest of the story.

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fatredneckMay. 20, 1310:00 AM

Where's the evidence for your claim that it cuts costs?

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rvd420May. 20, 1311:28 AM

This demonstrates that while affordable heath care for all is a noble pursuit that a federal bureaucracy is not the best approach. The federal government should establish a goal covering most Americans (the ACA is expected to cover 98% of all Americans). The states should be given a deadline to meet the goal. If a state is unwilling or unable to meet the goal then the federal government should step in.

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bannedmuggsMay. 20, 1311:37 AM

No where in this article does it spell out how this "innovative program "cuts costs" like the headline says. Bottom line is, we're all paying for this type of healthcare. The clinics aren't eating this cost. Tell the whole story, Startrib. Remember, you're an award winning newspaper.

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akmscottMay. 20, 13 4:18 PM

Gee-let me guess!More taxes to cure this?

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taxoffspazMay. 20, 13 4:22 PM

We could have saved $$Millions more if we had deported millions of them them over the past 30-years instead of aiding and abbetting them.

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jdlellis1May. 20, 13 4:35 PM

1 - Had a spirited debate regarding health care as a right. I acquised to my opponent and redirected the conversation to the reality that health care products and services are a commodity (only so many doctors, so many medical devices, so many hospital beds). As such, when the masses "demand" doctors, medical devices, hospital beds and they are not enough, to meet the demand...answer your own question. 2 - In any process improvement initiative, moving the pile from Point-A to Point-B cannot be considered improvement becuase there is no Pile-A and this includes costs, just shifting the costs cannot be considered improving costs. From these two assertians, draw your own conclusion.

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liberallymnMay. 20, 13 5:20 PM

Poor Ezekial. After 45 years he's finally learning to take better care of himself. And the purpose of the story was what? So Minnesota can feel guilty that we didn't allow our DFL run state to raise taxes by $4,000,000,000 instead of just $3 Billion?

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