MNA NewsScan, May 2, 2012 – Rally for Jobs!, “Permanent Patients,” Increased Retirement Age

2 May

ALERT:  Rally for Jobs

The clock is ticking on the 2012 Legislative session. Despite being in session for months, the Legislature has failed to act on real job creation projects like a large infrastructure bill and a Vikings stadium.  These projects would create thousands of family sustaining, union jobs to help Minnesota’s economy recover.  Let’s tell Legislators to act now and create jobs!      RSVP Here

WHERE: State Capitol Steps (75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul)
WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 11:00 AM

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Health Care

“The System Really is Not Failing – Failure IS the System”   At a recent Association of Health Care Journalists meeting, Dr. Otis Brawley, Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society, slammed everyone in the health care system for overuse of under-proven treatments.

Hospitals Sue Patients For Nominal Amounts   Mount Carmel Health System in Ohio referred Lori Duff to a collections agency for an $1,800 bill related to prenatal services, even though her $25,000 annual income from managing an auto parts store likely made her eligible for charity care.

Labor

Retirement Slipping Farther and Farther Away  Over the last decade and a half, Americans’ expected retirement age has slowly risen to 67 from 60, according to a new Gallup survey.

It’s The Inequality, Stupid   A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244.

Nursing

Health Care Laws Leave Hospitals Overwhelmed by “Permanent Patients”  When asked about Latasiewicz’s more than two year stay at the hospital he oversees, Carroll said, “That’s really a function of how our health care system is working right now, which is it’s not working very well at all, particularly in cases like this.”

One Response to “MNA NewsScan, May 2, 2012 – Rally for Jobs!, “Permanent Patients,” Increased Retirement Age”

  1. Home Health Care MN May 9, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    Home health care is provided in a variety of ways by a wide range of health care professionals in Minnesota…….so its very good service..

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