The chronology of failures to audit the DHS/HMO billion dollar relationship…

1) In 2008, the Legislative Auditor examined the financial management of Minnesota’s public health care programs and reported that, essentially, there was no oversight or supervision of these programs–and the Legislative Auditor didn’t audit them.   2) In August 2010, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported that the actuarial standards of practice our HMOs claim […]

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Abeler Authors Letter of Support For External HMO Audit

A year long effort by Healthcare Reform advocates from across Minnesota to demand an external audit of the state’s business dealing with HMOs  has reached fruition.  Sen. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka) has authored a letter to be delivered to MN Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles requesting immediate action regarding an outside, external audit of the $5 billion […]

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GMHCC Has Lost A Great Advocate

We are sad to announce the passing of current GMHCC President Jerry (Jerome) Challman from Duluth. From Buddy Robinson: “With great sadness I have to report that Jerry Challman died yesterday.   It was sudden and unexpected, and he apparently passed peacefully while sleeping.    He had significant medical issues, but there was no forewarning that this […]

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Outcome-Based Purchasing

  GMHCC Offers Comments on Outcome-Based Purchasing… Nurses Association Also Weighs In Response to MN Dept. of Human Services Request for Comments on: Outcomes-Based Purchasing Redesign and Next Generation IHP *********************************************** Introductory, general comments: Greater MN Health Care Coalition (GMHCC) represents low and middle income health care consumers in the East Central, Central, and Northeast […]

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