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MNSure and Beyond: The Minnesota Health Plan

Centennial Student Union
Minnesota State University Mankato

November 3, 2013
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
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Agenda

1:30   Registration.
    Ostrander Auditorium, Main Floor
      
2:00    Overview of MNSure, Minnesota’s New Health Insurance Exchange.
    What does the new federal legislation mean for me and my family? What is needed for real reform?

Paul Sobocinski and Megan Buckingham, Land Stewardship Project
Ostrander Auditorium
     
2:45     Next Steps for Health Care Reform and the Minnesota Health Plan.
    The Minnesota Health Plan is proposed legislation that would cover everyone in Minnesota and cost less.  How can we pass this in Minnesota?
  
Chuck Sawyer, D.C., Board Member, Health Care for All MN
Ostrander Auditorium
     
3:50    Choose one of the following groups for discussion.
     
  1.   What the Minnesota Health Plan (MHP) Would Mean for Small Business Folk.
    Businesses are burdened by the healthcare mess draining time and resources; it retards economic growth, job retention and business creation.  Is the MHP the remedy?

John Kolstad, Minneapolis business owner and musician
Room 253
     
  2.  What the MHP Would Mean to Nurses, Nursing Students and Other Allied Medical Folk.
    Learn how your patients will do better under the Minnesota Health Plan.

Chuck Sawyer, D.C., Board Member, Health Care for All MN
Room 255
     
  3.  Counties and Health Professionals:  Partner to Lower Cost & Guarantee Better Care.
    Several counties have discovered methods that improve preventive health care, maintain better patient outcomes through coordination, and reduce cost.

Stan Groff, Director (“retired”), Steele County Human Services
Room 254
     
  4.  Why Should Students Support the Minnesota Health Plan?
   

Erin Anderson, Executive Director, Health Car For All MN 
Room 201

     
  5.  Understanding How MNSure Works—Questions?
    Speakers will be available for any further questions.

Paul Sobocinski and Megan Buckingham, Land Stewardship Project
Ostrander Auditorium
     
  6.  Grassroots Messaging Through Signage.
   
Nate Timm, Chair, Grassroots Network
Nickerson Room 238

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