Advocacy

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 […]

Medical Alley Association Letter in Support of Making Permanent Changes Made to Telehealth Policy and Reimbursement

At The Table – March 2020

Medical Alley Day at the Capitol Monday, February 24, was Medical Alley Day at the Minnesota State Capitol, bringing together legislators with the health technology and care organizations that power Minnesota’s economy and make it The Global Epicenter of Health Innovation and Care™. Legislators met with representatives of MAA member companies from all over the […]

Rep. Craig and Rep. Phillips Discuss Value-Based Care with Medical Alley Leaders

On February 20, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (MN-2) and Dean Phillips (MN-5) joined a group of leaders from the Medical Alley community for a roundtable discussion on the progress toward value-based care in the state as well as what barriers still exist. The Representatives asked probing questions of the group, looking to better understand where […]

Medical Alley Association Advocacy Newsletter

Medical Alley is the global epicenter of health innovation and care, where healthcare leaders call home. In Medical Alley, you will find the world’s leading health technology innovation cluster, the highest ranked hospital, and the globally recognized Destination Medical Center. Medical Alley is also home to more than 1,000 healthcare companies, employing more than 500,000 […]

At The Table – February 25, 2019

Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan Announce Budget Proposal Last week, Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan put forward their first budget proposal for the State of Minnesota. Their budget proposes to spend $49.471 billion over the next two years; for reference, the current budget spends a total of $45.585 billion. It contains numerous changes […]

At The Table – November 28, 2018

Session 2019: Walz/Flanagan Administration Announce Transition Team; Minnesota House DFL Reveals Committee Structure and Chairs Shortly before Thanksgiving, Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan made multiple announcements regarding their transition efforts and leadership team. First is the One Minnesota Transition Advisory Board that will advise the administration on a number of things, including […]

At The Table – September 26, 2018

MAA Meets with  Gubernatorial Candidate Walz, Tours Ecolab The Medical Alley Association, led by its Board of Directors and executives from all sectors of the Medical Alley healthcare community, had the opportunity to sit down with DFL gubernatorial candidate, Congressman Tim Walz, to discuss the recent release of Medical Alley Association’s working group report, “Realizing […]

July 25, 2018: Capitol News

U.S. House Votes to Repeal Medical Device Tax Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. House voted to permanently repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax by a vote of 283-132. The bill – known as The Protect Medical Innovation Act – received strong bipartisan support, including five members of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation. The bill now goes to […]

Medical Alley Companies Address Opioid Emergency

On October 2nd, the Medical Alley Association brought together member companies Atricure, Boston Scientific, Smiths Medical, and Spinethera with members of the state legislature for a roundtable discussion on non-opioid alternatives for pain management. The roundtable was hosted by Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, and gave the legislators a chance to see a variety of […]

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