Author: John Jasinski

Senator Michelle Benson is spot on last week during their Health and Human Servi…

Senator Michelle Benson is spot on last week during their Health and Human Services Meeting last week.The problems at DHS have been going on for years. When we try to ask questions, we are stonewalled — DHS officials simply point fingers at each other, at the federal government, at counties, and at vendors. It needs to stop. The public deserves to know what’s going on....

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UCare is second insurer in Minnesota to unveil $25 cap for insulin

In case you missed it, Ucare is the second major insurer to announce it would cap out of pocket insulin costs at $25/month. As Medica did, Ucare said they are able to absorb these costs thanks to our successful reinsurance program. There’s still more work to do, but we are moving in the right direction! UCare is second insurer in Minnesota to unveil $25 cap for insulin The Minneapolis-based health plan’s move comes on heels of similar Medica benefit....

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This morning the Senate committees in charge of health and human services are lo…

This morning the Senate committees in charge of health and human services are looking into the problems at DHS. Looking forward to hearing what DHS officials have to say! You can watch the hearing here:Minnesota Republicans press for answers about Department of Human Services leadership turnover, overpayments to tribes, and overall questions of fraud at DHS...

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Jasinski: New laws effective August 1

My slowpoke legislation was not the only new law that took effect on August 1. Here are some others you might be interested in! Jasinski: New laws effective August 1 New laws effective August 1 By: Sen. John Jasinski By now you have probably heard that my slowpoke bill, which requires slow drivers to move out of the left lane if they are holding up traffic, officially became effective on August 1. Or perhaps you been reading up on changes to Minnesota’s distra…...

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Medica to cap monthly out-of-pocket insulin costs at $25 beginning Jan. 1

Great news here: Medica announced they will cap monthly out-of-pocket insulin costs at $25. They’re even going to absorb the costs. This is the right decision and I hope others will follow suit. For many families, this will be a lifesaver! Medica to cap monthly out-of-pocket insulin costs at $25 beginning Jan. 1 The insurer said it will absorb the cost of spending caps for as many as 6,500 members....

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