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Christopher Snowbeck
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Nurse staffing bill moves
On House DFL support
Not bipartisan
A bill to enforce certain nurse-staffing standards in Minnesota hospitals cleared its first legislative hurdle on Thursday, Feb. 21, with unanimous committee support from members of the Democratic-Fa...
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Rate of C-sections
Varies widely at clinics
Among first-time moms
A new report finds the rate of cesarean section deliveries for first-time mothers varies significantly in Minnesota depending on the clinic where a woman seeks care.
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Worries about tooth
Decay in Minnesota
A new state report
Minnesota third graders suffer from tooth decay at a rate thats slightly higher than the national average.
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One family tries
To boost organ donation
Heart transplants increase
Adam McCloud would have turned 30 on Valentines Day.
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Early intensive
Autism therapy backed
But needs more study
Public health insurance programs in Minnesota should cover a costly and controversial therapy for autistic children while collecting more evidence on its effectiveness, according to an advisory counc...
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Local patient sat
Near First Lady for health law
State of the Union
Michelle Obama shared company with a Minneapolis woman Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill.
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Debate lighting up
On paying for the exchange
Among Democrats
If the state creates a health insurance exchange later this year, should smokers pay for it?
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Our position: we don't generally care how tobacco taxes are used. We just think the price on all tobacco products should be raised to reduce tobacco use, especially by younger Minnesotans, who are very price sensitive.
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Mayo Clinic will
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Twenty eight million
The Mayo Clinic plans to spend $28 million to build a new hospital and clinic facility in Cannon Falls, Minn.
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Dayton signs bill to
Expand Medicaid program
More get coverage
Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law on Tuesday, Feb. 19, a bill to expand the states Medicaid health insurance program for about 35,000 state residents.
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That socialist! Now the poor will think they can see the doctor, too!
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Dayton can now sign
Medicaid expansion bill
Senate passes it
The state Senate voted Thursday, Feb. 14, to expand the states Medicaid health insurance program, a move that would provide coverage for about 36,000 people who currently lack insurance.
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Nurse staffing debate
Makes Capitol appearance
Groups would set ratios
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I'm tardy with this poem.  Apologies....

House passes a bill
To expand state Medicaid
Thousands more covered
The state House of Representatives voted Monday, Feb. 11, to expand the states Medicaid health insurance program for low-income and disabled residents for about 36,000 people who currently lack cove...
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Health Reporter
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  • Saint Paul Pioneer Press
    Reporter, 11 - present
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Reporter, 8 - 10
  • Charlottesville Va. Daily Progress
    Reporter, 9 - 7
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Chris Snowbeck
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Medical reporter for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press
Introduction
I've been covering health care stories for daily newspapers since 1994 -- first at the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., then at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and finally (now) for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press.
 
Follow me here for bonus content related to my daily newspaper articles plus re-publication of my regular haiku poems on twitter (@chrissnowbeck).
Education
  • Carleton College
    History Major, 9 - 6
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