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Editor’s Column – May 2011

The big news at our state capitol is that our legislators are flinging red herrings like there’s no tomorrow. By turning their attention to single-sex marriage and stadiums, they are really trying to keep out of the mainstream news the massive cuts that will be devastating to many Minnesotans. The budgets they are proposing now ...

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Proposed health cuts denounced

Prudent budget-cutting measures or irresponsible attack on the lives of people with disabilities? A report on proposed health care spending cuts is sparking intense debate throughout Minnesota, as sweeping changes are proposed to state programs. The report, “Minnesota’s Healthcare Imperative,” contains specific proposals for potential cost savings from within Minnesota’s current public health care system ...

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Regional News in Review – November 2010

Wounded veterans are program focus Hennepin County Medical (HCMC) Center and Regions Hospital are two of 24 major trauma centers recruited for participation in the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC), which was recently awarded $38.6 million by the Peer Reviewed Orthopedic Research Program (PRORP) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program ...

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Health reform still possible? – Talks continue as session wanes

With a May 19 end-of-session deadline looming, key lawmakers and Pawlenty administration officials continue to press for a solution that would improve Minnesota’s health care system. The House and Senate have passed different versions of what an improved health system would look like for both the commercial and public sectors. Pawlenty favors the House’s approach over ...

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December 1997 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Invisible Color: Disabled Minorities Are Not Seen or Heard in Community - Why? Is it Cultural, Racism, or Ignorance? by Dwight Hobbs Three Year Battle to Stand-Up: State Goes to Court - Again! by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Access at the Airport, by Lolly Lljewski Creating a Legacy, by LeAnne Dahl Bridges Program Funded: Housing Support Proves Successful, by Access ...

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October 1996 Issue

Articles/Contributors: VOTE VOTE VOTE, by Charlie Smith Ability for Hire, by Tony Coehlo Setting the Stage for Change, by Mark Wilde Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith A Vision of Inclusion, by Mary Jane Steinhagen Life Goes On,by LeAnne Dahl Law Center Here to Help, by Lisa Cohen Hello Nicole, by Nicole U.S. Senate Candidates Explain Positions: Time for You to Make a Choice, Access Press ...

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April 1996 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Success at the Capitol - PCA/TEFRA Bill Passes, by Charlie Smith People and Profits, How Should We Manage Health Care? by Jeff Nygaard Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Work Incentives Threatened, by Toni Zachariae Watt Opening to the Treasure of the Present Moment, by Rev. Joen Snyder O'Neal A Tribute to Eunice McClurg, by LeAnne Dahl Recovery Through Will Training, by Rita ...

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March 1996 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Governor Poses Threat: Quality of Life, Independence & Families May be Vetoed, by Charlie Smith Remembering with Dignity, by LeAnne Dahl Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Health Care in Minnesota - Bigger is Better? by Jeff Nygaard Hello Nicole, by Nicole "Take Note of My Needs," by Mary Jane Steinhagen ADA Making a Difference in Hennepin County, by County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin A Mental Illness ...

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December 1995 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Money Piles Up as Good Programs Suffer by Charlie Smith Educational Vouchers - What are they really about? by Jeff Nygaard Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Disability Rights in the News: How, What, & Why, by Jeff Nygaard Hello Nicole, by Nicole A Role for Congregations & Clergy, by Kris Flaten Wishing-And Waiting! for Independence, by LeAnne Dahl Vision of Recovery, by ...

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September 1994 Issue

Contributors: Labor Day and Disability Pride: Local Celebration Refutes the Lewis Attitude, by Adam Quinn Speaking Out in D.C. by Richard Mathison Employment Center for Visually Impaired Opens, by Deborah Peterson Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Health Benefit Plans and the ADA, by Carolyn Emerson MN Athlete Brings Home Medals, by Access Press Staff Hallonbeck, Driscoll Set Records in 1994 Kaiser Roll, by Access ...

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July 1994 Issue

Contributors: Disability Community Gains Representation: Two New Voices on Health Care Commission, by Access Press Staff International Very Special Arts Festival, by Jaehn Clare Employment Center for Visually Impaired Opens, by Deborah Peterson Editor’s Column, Charlie Smith Still Buying Those Lottery Tickets, Chump? by Bill Smith Easing Transition Into the Workplace for Disabled Individuals, by Congressman Martin Olav Sabo Hello Nicole, by ...

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June 1994 Issue

Contributors: A Frustrating Year in Review - Health Care Woes or Will the Democrats Ever Grow Up - by William A. Smith, Jr. We Have to Send a Louder Message to Congress on Health Care Reform - by Mary Jo George Mission Accomplished - by Deborah Peterson Editor's Column - Charlie Smith New Health Care Options Must Include Mental ...

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December 1993 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Ready for Straight Talk About Health Care? by William A. Smith Customers are Suing, RTB Investigates, ATE Reports Progress, by Charlie Smith Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Nutritional & Physical Diabetes, by Sister Kenny Institute Taking Our Show to the Road, by Craig Dunn Hello Nicole, by Nicole Letters to the Editor Are People with Disabilities Made in God's Image? by Rev Suzanne Made Support Comes in Many ...

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February 1993 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Change & Challenge for Metro Mobility, by Bill Smith Access Press Given Outstanding Media Award, by Adam Quinn Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Definition of "Wellness" Varies with Each Individual, by Peg Keller of the Sister Kenny Institute Opening Up County Government, by Peter McLaughlin Can Minnesota's Health Care System Work for People with Disabilities? by The Coalition on Health Care Issues for Persons ...

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January 1993 Issue

Contributors: Understanding Health Care Proposals by Tom Brick Guthrie Theatre Offers Audio Description to Visually Impaired Patrons by Access Press Staff Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith Twenty Ways to Make Living Easier with Arthritis, by Sister Kenny Institute Fairness for a Change: A Progressive View of Taxation, by Mel Duncan Hello Nicole, by Nicole Access to the Arts Taking Shape, by Craig Dunn State Council on Disabilities ...

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August 1992 Issue

Contributors: New Employment Rules Take Effect: Disabilties Act Celebrated at Lake Phalen Picnic, by Adam Quinn Wellstone Introduces Universal Health Care Act, by Access Press Staff Straight Talk on Metro Mobility (No Misinformation This Time), by Charlie Smith Editor's Column, by Charlie Smith Newly Organized Political Action Group Growing Rapidly, by Sandy Morgan Chemical Dependency is a Health Care Issue, by Sister ...

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May 1992 Issue

Articles/Contributors: HealthRight Passes - The Sponsors Tell Us All About It, by Access Press Staff Metro Mobility - A "Safety Net" Instead of a Service? by William A. Smith, Jr. Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith New State Trust Law Could Affect Persons with Disabilities, by Arnie Gruetzmacher Sister Kenny Institute: May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, by Access Press ...

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January 1992 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Wheelchair Aviators Flying High: School Offers Hands on Flight Opportunity, by Annie Levin Becoming Self-Supporting PASS Program - Part 3, The Conclusion, by Toni Zacherie Watt Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota, by Access Press Staff Sister Kenny Institute: Learning to "Take It Easy," Access Press Staff What You Should Know About Your 1992 Taxes, ...

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U Medical School Plans To Drop Occupational Therapy

On December 12th - 13th, the Regents of the University of Minnesota will be asked to eliminate the Program in Occupational Therapy from the Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.  The Dean of the Medical School has proposed the idea as an easy way to save a few bucks.  The Regents should reject ...

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Two More Views On Health Care: Medical Association Seeks Multiple Solutions

Solutions are Needed to Assure Access to Health Care for all Minnesotans. Minnesota is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellent public and private health care system.  The system in Minnesota includes three medical schools, numerous excellent teaching and acute care hospitals, large and small physician group practices located throughout the state.  In addition, we have ...

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November 1991 Issue

Articles/Contributors: Self Support Can be Achieved by Toni Zachariae Watt Metro Mobility Fare Change Disappoints Riders (Again), by Adam Quinn Editor’s Column, by Charlie Smith St. Paul Councilman Fixes Tickets - for a Lot of Handicapped Drivers, by Dave Thune U Medical School Plans to Drop Occupational Therapy, by Willam A. Smith Two More Views on Minnesota Health Care: Minnesota COACCT Wants ...

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Support For Universal Health Care Grows – Minnesota HMO’s Propose New legislation

The Minnesota Council of HMOs, representing the state’s 10 health maintenance organizations with a combined enrollment of 1.3 Minnesotans, recently announced a proposal to provide health care coverage for all Minnesotans by mid-1997.  The proposal builds on the existing health care system that has served more than 90 percent of Minnesota residents for years, but ...

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Health Care Revolution Heating Up

“The health care community needs funds and employees of local companies want to help.  In the past, the United Way was the only vehicle for employee giving in the workplace.  Now, there can be choice,” said David Fawcett, President of the Combined Health Appeal. Combined Health Appeal is a federation of health care agencies formed to ...

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Rep. Ogren Responds To HMO Proposal

“Obviously I’m pleased that the HMO’s have come forward with a plan that in many ways reflects a lot of the work that went into the Health Care Access and Cost Containment bill that Arne Carlson vetoed,” Rep. Paul Anders Ogren said. Ogren, who has spearheaded health care access efforts in Minnesota, said that many of ...

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Revolution In The U.S. – Health Care: People & Lawmakers Poised To Buck The Establishment

On a recent Sunday morning CBS commentator Charles Kurault listed some depressing statistics comparing children’s health care and infant mortality in the U.S. and several European countries.  The U.S. did badly by comparison and Kuralt asked rhetorically if these numbers showed that Europeans care more for their children than we do in the United States. ...

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