Today’s health news headlines:
- Michelle Larson hired to oversee new medical marijuana program
- How does the ACA impact public school system health care costs?
- MN Hospital Association says physician shortage in state is happening now
- Child well-being in state is ranked fifth in the US
A health official who managed Minnesota’s efforts to reduce tobacco use and obesity will run the state’s new medical marijuana program.
Turns out, President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act isn’t so affordable to every school district in the state of Minnesota.
Faribault Public School District administration can breathe easy, though, because ISD 656 isn’t going to make this list of struggling schools. Read More…
Primary care doctors may soon be in short supply, a Minnesota Hospital Association report showed Monday.
“Many of our hospitals, especially those in greater Minnesota, already have difficulty attracting physicians,” association President Lawrence J. Massa said. “I hope this new information will provide an impetus to policy makers to make the urgent decisions needed on both the state and federal levels to give our health professional students access to the clinical training and residency experience they need to become licensed to practice.” Read More…
When it comes to a child’s well-being Minnesota ranks 5th overall in the nation. The 25th annual kids Count Data Book examined 16 indicators across four areas. They include economic well-being, education, health and family and community.
The report found a steep increase in children living in single-parent families and in high poverty neighborhoods. It also found high disparity rates for some children in the minority. Read More…