The 2023 Minnesota Legislative Session has ended. In addition to passing a balanced budget for the next two-year period, the Minnesota Legislature passed many bills that the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) strongly supported, including the All-Payer Claims Database update, audio-only telehealth coverage, rural health care workforce funding, firearm safety measures and more.
While this is being referred to as a historic session for the number of bills passed, it was clearly a good (policy) year for family physicians and their patients.
Read More 2023 MN Legislative Session: Wins for Patients & Primary Care
Our legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares an update from the Capitol on loan forgiveness for health care workers, funding for tobacco cessation services, proposed limits on Minnesota’s immunization registry, frontline worker payments, physicians running for the Senate in 2022 and more.
Read More 2022 MN Legislative Update: Loan Forgiveness, Frontline Worker Pay & More
Dave Renner, CAE, legislative rep for the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, urges Minnesota family docs to reach out to their legislators to ask for support for telehealth and shares updates on legislation on COVID-19 vaccine equity and administration as well as cytomegalovirus.
Read More Telehealth, Vaccine Equity & More
The Minnesota Legislature convened on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, to begin what is expected to be a five-month session. Dave Renner, CAE, our legislative rep, shares a recap of these first weeks and reviews the Minnesota Academy of Family Physician’s legislative priorities for 2021.
Read More The Start of the 2021 Legislative Session
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