Capsules: Single-Payer advocates hit capitol with new sense of reality; Minnesota, Not Florida, not Hawaii, is healthiest state for seniors

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.

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.orgThis article was reprinted from 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.

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