Author: John Jasinski

Jasinski: What we accomplished in 2019 — health and human services

The GOP health and human services budget covered a lot of ground. Here are some of our more notable accomplishments this year: Jasinski: What we accomplished in 2019 — health and human services What we accomplished in 2019: health and human services By: Senator John Jasinski Health and Human Services is the not just the fastest growing area of the state budget, it’s also the most bloated. The budget we passed this year keeps our commitment to vulnerable Minnesotans while taking a more em…...

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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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