Advocacy

At The Table – November 13, 2020

Minnesota’s Sixth Special Session  Minnesota lawmakers returned for their historic sixth special session yesterday, Thursday, November 12, which marks the most special sessions called in a calendar year. During session, the legislature voted to extend the peacetime emergency classification, allowing Governor Walz to maintain his emergency powers — the longest extension in Minnesota history — to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Lastly, but most surprisingly, David Tomassoni, a DFL Senator representing the Iron Range, was appointed by the GOP to serve as President of the Senate […]

At the Table – Special Edition: Election 2020

Friday, November 6, 2020 In what continues to be a historic election, Minnesota saw record voter turnout. More than 3 million of the 4 million eligible voters cast ballots, equating to 78% voter turnout, the highest seen since 2008. Although final Minnesota election results will not be called until November 11, party control at the state level is unlikely to change, again making Minnesota the only state […]

At the Table – Capital Investment Update

When the legislative year began, no one anticipated final agreement on the bonding bill coming in October, but that is what it took to deal with the waves of issues presented to policymakers this year. The final bill, passed October 15, included all three of the capital investment priorities the Medical Alley Association had supported: […]

2020 Legislative Candidate Survey Results

Thank you for your support of the Medical Alley Association. It is an honor to work each and every day on behalf of you and the work that you do to improve the lives of patients here in The Global Epicenter of Health Innovation and Care™. This document details candidates’ responses to the Medical Alley […]

State Telehealth Policy Framework

Medical Alley has always been at the forefront of healthcare transformation; the unique makeup of the Medical Alley ecosystem facilitates opportunities to innovate and collaborate that cannot be found elsewhere. Healthcare professionals and patients from around the world rely on Medical Alley’s leadership to identify and drive the developments defining the future of healthcare. The […]

At the Table – September 2020

Federal Update U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (MN-2) and Dean Phillips (MN-5) return to the Medical Alley Association to revisit Value-Based Care with Medical Alley Leaders  On February 20, U.S. Representative Angie Craig (MN-2) and U.S. Representative Dean Phillips (MN-5) joined a group of leaders from the Medical Alley community for a roundtable discussion on the […]

At the Table – August 2020

CMS Returns to Medical Alley to Announce Rule Targeting Patient Access to Innovative Technology Yesterday, we were privileged to welcome Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, as well as U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer and leaders from several Medical Alley companies for a tour of University Enterprise Laboratories, and roundtable discussion on […]

At the Table – July 2020

The Second Special State Legislative Session The second special session again started with a debate of the governor’s peacetime emergency powers. As in the first special session, the Minnesota Senate voted against the governor’s emergency power extension, and the Minnesota House approved the extension. Therefore, the governor’s emergency authority will continue. We expect the governor […]

At The Table – June 2020

Regular Session Reaction Between the end of the regular session and the start of June’s special session, we had the privilege of hosting Senate Majority Leader Gazelka and House Majority Leader Winkler for a session recap town hall outlining the accomplishments and shortfalls of the 2020 legislative session and discussed the policy implications of 2020 […]

At The Table – May 2020

When Minnesota’s legislative session opened on February 11, legislators had plans for a robust bonding bill that addressed infrastructural needs, advanced elements of each party’s vision for the state, and made use – in one way or another – of the state’s $1.5 billion surplus. Little more than a month later, the reality of the […]

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