Capsules: Single-Payer advocates hit capitol with new sense of reality; Minnesota, Not Florida, not Hawaii, is healthiest state for seniors
Published on May 23, 2014 at 7:23 AM
Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Julie Rovner reports on the single-payer message on Capitol Hill: "Advocates for a single-payer "Medicare for all" health system are fanning out across Capitol Hill this week, lobbying members of Congress. But years of mostly fruitless struggles – and watching the intense opposition to the much less sweeping Affordable Care Act – appears to have left them with a much more clear-eyed view of what it will take for them to accomplish their goal" (Rovner, 5/21).
Also on the blog, MPR's Elizabeth Stawicki reports on seniors' good health in Minnesota: "America's Health Rankings Senior Report rated Minnesota the healthiest state in the nation for adults aged 65 and over -; beating out Hawaii. And that retiree and snowbird haven, Florida? It came in 28th" (Stawicki, 5/22). Check out what else is on the blog.
This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.