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November 16, 2018

In response to the recent NRA statement that “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane,” many physicians have signed petitions, written letters to the editor and used social media to draw attention to the vital role they play in reducing gun violence. Check out a letter to the Washington Post from […]

November 2, 2018

With Election Day just around the corner, the MNAAP hosted two conversations with the major party candidates for Governor: Congressman Tim Walz and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson. The hour-long forums were dedicated to discussing children’s health issues. Joining the MNAAP in hosting the event were Children’s Minnesota, the Children’s Defense Fund, and UCare. The […]

June 6, 2018

By Erick Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist Much of the 2018 legislative session’s long hours assembling budget supplemental bills was largely for naught, as the session’s end saw the speedy veto of one of the session’s biggest prizes: a supplemental budget package. The veto means none of the hundreds of policy and spending provisions included in the […]

2018 Pediatricians’ Day at the Capitol Nearly 150 pediatricians and trainees gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 7 to advocate for stronger immunization laws, funding for mental health training and access, and other key issues. The group was greeted with a warm welcome by Senator Matt Klein, MD (DFL-West Saint Paul/Mendota Heights) and Representative […]

February 6, 2018

Eric Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist With the arrival of the New Year, the 2018 legislative session looms large in the front of legislators and advocates. The session, scheduled to start on February 20, promises to be chaotic and likely acrimonious. The 2017 legislative session ended with the Governor line item vetoing the funding for the Legislature […]

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