MN Clergy and Faith Leaders Confront Medica Health for Putting Dollars Before People

While Minnesota House and Senate Republicans are moving forward with a proposed massive corporate bailout for health insurance companies who have created a crisis for Minnesota families with bloated premiums, Minnesota Clergy held an action at Medica, one of the worst insurance actors. Faith leaders expressed outrage over Medica’s attempts to force Minnesotans to pay for the costs of their morally questionable business decisions. Clergy with ISAIAH, a faith-based organization focused on racial and economic justice, are calling for a public option so that private insurance companies are required to compete with a system genuinely focused on people’s well-being.

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Organizations challenge plans to cut, gut healthcare for 2.4 million Minnesotans

EDEN PRAIRIE and OTSEGO, Minn. Dec. 20, 2016 — As Congressional leaders plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act in January, grassroots leaders from ISAIAH, TakeAction Minnesota, the Land Stewardship Project, Main Street Alliance of Minnesota, the Minnesota Nurses Association and AFSCME held actions at both the offices of U.S. Reps, Erik Paulsen (R) and Tom Emmer (R), voicing their concerns about the future of healthcare in the state.

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Health Experts Say Paid Leave Policies Create Better Health Outcomes

Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger, and other health experts, joined faith and community leaders at the State Capitol for a press conference to bring attention to a new report released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) with research that shows paid sick leave, paid family leave and other workplace policies that support job stability play a significant role in improving and supporting the health of families and communities.

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Health Experts Say Raising Wages Will Create Better Health Outcomes in Minnesota

Commissioner of Health Dr. Edward Ehlinger and Representative Tina Liebling joined ISAIAH president Rev. Paul Slack at the State Capitol for a press conference to bring attention to the health impacts of low wage work and broaden the debate around ending poverty wages in Minnesota.

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Health reform on right track, but we’re not finished yet | Twin Cities Daily Planet – 4/3/13

By Andrea Parrott, TC Daily Planet
April 02, 2013

Reverend Sarah Campbell’s faith compels her to fight for health reform. “It’s completely unjust,” she said of the current health care system. Campbell is the lead minister of Mayflower Church in Minneapolis. Every minister can tell stories, she said, about challenges their parishioners have faced trying to obtain health care.

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