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    • MN Healthbasics News
    • March 16th   |   MN HealthBasics News

      Moving beyond the health-care rhetoric of the presidential campaigns

      Reprinted from MinnPost, March 16, 2016 By: Dannette Coleman When complicated and contentious issues take center stage in a presidential campaign, the debate usually turns on politics more than policy. Building consensus for long-term solutions isn’t as important in a campaign as gaining leverage with voters. That’s the case with health reform in this year’s […]

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    • January 28th   |   MN HealthBasics News

      WHLT Word Cloud

        More than 40 members of the Minnesota Women’s Health Leadership Trust met Jan. 26 to hear the findings of HealthBasics research and its impact on the politics of health care in Minnesota. The women health executives were asked to describe health care in Minnesota in one or two words, producing this word cloud. More […]

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    • August 12th   |   ARTICLES

      Who gets hepatitis C drugs? Who pays?

      This question and others like it are part of the conversations Minnesotans are having about ethics, costs and access. By: Kevin Croston and Robert Longendyke The challenges of reforming the health care system seem to grow more complicated by the day. Take, for example, the new generation of specialty drugs. They often can work miracles, […]

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    • March 4th   |   MN HealthBasics News

      Chamber to host health care forum

      By: Brian Arola Article originally appeared in the Hibbing Daily Tribune on March 4, 2015 HIBBING — Everyone has an opinion on health care. To share yours and contribute to research seeking to look past partisan bickering and find the best health care system for the future, the MN HealthBasics collaboration is holding a forum […]

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    • February 2nd   |   ARTICLES

      Business Forum: Getting beyond wishful thinking in health care reform

      By: Robert Longendyke Article originally published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 2, 2015 Some 25 years ago, one of the country’s most respected public opinion researchers, Daniel Yankelovich, put forth the notion that Americans often require a seven-step journey to reach consensus on difficult public policies. The process begins with awareness of an issue, […]

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    • October 17th   |   MN HealthBasics News

      Ideology Key Barrier to Consensus on Health Policies, Priorities

      Political leanings divide Minnesotans on health goals, drivers Minnesotans are anything but twins when it comes to their views on health policies and priorities. Two-thirds of Minnesotans are split right down the middle – one group wants a health system rooted in marketplace competition while the other side favors more government involvement. What makes this […]

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    • October 16th   |   ARTICLES

      Bridging the health care divide

      Originally posted in the Star Tribune on Oct. 16, 2014. View the article here. HealthBasics survey clarifies differences and need for straight talk. In an age where surveys and late-night comics’ man-on-the-street interviews regularly find Americans’ knowledge of current events lacking, a recent assessment of Minnesotans’ understanding of a complex issue — health care — […]

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