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Klobuchar renews efforts to lower prescription drug prices for seniors


Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today re-introduced legislation to help lower prescription drug prices for seniors. The bill—the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act—would empower Medicare to negotiate for the best possible price of prescription medication for America’s seniors who are enrolled in Medicare Part D. Current law only allows for bargaining by pharmaceutical companies and bans Medicare from doing so. The bill would help cut costs for more than 37 million seniors and boost Medicare savings. Klobuchar introduced similar legislation in the previous Congress.

“The fact that Medicare can’t negotiate for the best possible price on prescriptions makes absolutely no sense and is a bad deal for our seniors and our taxpayers,” Klobuchar said. “This legislation would allow the government to directly negotiate lower drug prices for Medicare Part D so our seniors can have access to the medicines they need at the lowest possible price.”

The Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to directly negotiate with drug companies for price discounts for the Medicare Prescription Drug Program, eliminating the “non-interference” clause that expressly bans Medicare from negotiating for the best possible prices even though the government can often can often negotiate bigger discounts than insurance companies. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Angus King (I-ME), Bernie Sanders (D-VT), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) are cosponsoring the bill.

Protect yourself from the flu with three Cs Cover your cough, Clean your hands, Contain your germs

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

“Winneshiek Medical Center cares about the health and well-being of our community,” says Winneshiek Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer, Robert Flinchbaugh, D.O. “It’s important to remind our patients, family, friends and neighbors abou ..... 
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Stay safe in bitter cold weather

By Andy Goodner

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

With this week’s cold winter blast, Winneshiek Medical Center wants to remind those heading outdoors that frostbite can occur within a short amount of time. If your fingers, nose or toes start to hurt or have a prickling feeling, it’s a warn ..... 
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Red Cross offers safety tips as arctic blast hits Minnesota

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in All Health & Wellness

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- (December 29, 2014) Bitter arctic air will put millions of Minnesotans in a deep chill overnight with temperatures 25-30 degrees below zero. The American Red Cross recommends the following tips to stay safe during the deep fre ..... 
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Norovirus hitting hard this season - prevention measures are stressed

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

As if colds, influenza and other respiratory infections weren’t enough to make Minnesotans ill in winter, this is also the time of year when digestive tract illness caused by a family of germs known as noroviruses tend to increase. This year, noro ..... 
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Housing program for people with disabilities hits major milestone

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

More than 1,000 people with disabilities will spend this holiday season in safe, affordable homes of their own because of a program sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and The Arc of Minnesota. Housing Access Services helps Min ..... 
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Getting covered is good for families in rural Minnesota: sign up by January 15 for health insurance coverage that starts February 1!

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Living in a rural community shouldn’t have to come with a hefty price tag for healthcare. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, it no longer has to. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is already making a difference in the lives of millions of rural Ame ..... 
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Red Cross blood donation opportunities

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January. National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while ..... 
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MNsure site issues

By Marvin Eggert

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Monday is the deadline for signing up for insurance through MNsure. I would like to provide a customer perspective on how the site is performing this year. Based on press reports related to failures of the service in 2013, MNsure replaced upper le ..... 
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