I’d like to start this newsletter by saying thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our District 57 virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday. Engaging with community members is the best part of this work, and I’m grateful for all of your comments and questions. If you had a question or comment that didn’t get addressed, please reach out at email@example.com or, join my virtual coffee hour next Saturday, March 13 at 9:00 a.m.!
Here’s how you can join the event next week:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 942 8337 0154
I hope to see you online.
Our work continues at the Legislature. The House and Senate continue to carefully vet legislative solutions through the committee process to help our people and economy rebuild and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday this week, my bill that would require individual and small group health plan offerings to include a predeductible, flat co-pay on prescription drugs received a hearing in the Health Finance Committee. The bipartisan backed measure will help give Minnesotans another option to afford care, especially at the beginning of a new plan year, when lump-sum payments can be immense. The bill is being considered for inclusion into a larger health finance package.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
As of today, 948,127 Minnesotans have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 500,188 have completed the series.