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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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    • 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 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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