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Effort urges Minnesota to protect children’s health care

It’s that time of year when deserving public causes maneuver to get public opinion on their side in the fight for fleeting state dollars.

This morning, a group led by the CEOs of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, will hold a press conference to urge the governor and legislators to protect and preserve children’s health care in Minnesota. They will be joined by families who will discuss the importance of children’s health

The 10 a.m. event is at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, 347 N. Smith Av.e, near downtown St. Paul.

The request, of course, presents a dilemma for legislators, particularly with the threat of a veto of any tax increases: If children’s health care gets more of the limited funding available, it means some other group — for example, education; health care for the poor, elderly or disabled; or public safety — likely will get less.

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  1. Submitted by Molly Duepner on 05/04/2009 - 11:50 am.

    We should not have to choose who gets covered, the poor or children or the elderly. Can we please take a look at ourselves? How are these “choices,” ranking people in need who we should and shouldn’t cover? We need a Governor that will fight to make sure EVERYONE has access to health care! We need John Marty as the next governor of Minnesota!! He knows thats its not only the RIGHT thing to do but will end up saving our state money in the end. We need his bold progressive leadership in the governor’s office!!! Go John Marty!

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