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The bill was a priority this session for DFL lawmakers, who won complete control of state government in November. Business interests warn it will be a burden on taxpayers and businesses alike.
Mayo Clinic officials said the health system would cancel billions of dollars in investments in Minnesota if the state enacts staffing requirements and a health care cost board
The governors told a senate committee that Minnesota should retain the state's teaching hospital and other university assets should South Dakota-based Sanford Health acquire Fairview Health Services.
The proposals called for expanding affordable health care by establishing a MinnesotaCare public option and more than a billion dollars in affordable housing proposals over the next four years.

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In Duluth, St. Luke's and Essentia shared the news late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association have rescinded their strike notices at the hospitals.
Attorney General Keith Ellison, whose office is investigating the proposed merger of the multibillion-dollar health systems based in South Dakota and Minnesota, said he wants to get a full picture of how it might affect Minnesota residents.
Sanford Health and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services are pursuing a merger planned for completion by the end of 2023 that would combine the nation's largest rural health provider with a major Twin Cities health system.
Open enrollment, the annual chance for Minnesotans to sign up for health coverage or change plans, will be from Nov. 1 through Jan. 15, 2023, according to MNsure.
Rachel Iverson, a registered dietitian with Sanford Health in Bismarck, says heavily processed foods such as boxed macaroni and cheese, canned soup and frozen dinners often contain unhealthy levels of sodium; the reason being that salt is used as a preservative to extend shelf life. Yet, there are high sodium products whose heart stopping saltiness tends to stay under a consumerโ€™s radar.
No one likes to consider the worst "what ifs" when it comes to their health and mortality, but worst-case scenarios are something people need to be prepared for. Having an advanced care plan in place helps loved ones and health care workers make treatment decisions in an emergency, and guarantees a patient's wishes are fulfilled.

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Cole Trebesch, new chair of 40 Square Cooperative Solutions, has held leadership positions with the state's soybean association for the last decade.
Preventative health care visits are still important.
I can love my neighbors, and care for my patients because of the One who still loves me and gives me the strength to get out of bed one more time. Because most of all, I believe Iโ€™m a child of God. And no virus can ever change that.

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