Press Release: Nurses applaud Erin Murphy’s healthcare plan

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(St. Paul) –   July 10, 2018 –  Minnesota nurses are excited about the bold healthcare plan released today by gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy that will make Minnesota the first state in the nation to provide guaranteed, affordable healthcare to everyone.  The “Pathway to Single Payer” plan is a strong blueprint for guaranteeing all Minnesotans affordable, quality healthcare, according to the Minnesota Nurses Association members.

The “Pathway to Single Payer” plan will simplify and strengthen the state’s existing healthcare system by expanding access to MinnesotaCare as it’s currently structured, requiring the state to contract directly with healthcare providers, and making medications affordable and available to all state residents.”Nurses believe a system that treats healthcare as a basic human need, not a luxury, is a necessity,” said MNA  President Mary C. Turner. “As a fellow nurse, Representative Murphy understands that our current system is broken and thousands of Minnesotans are not receiving the care they need and deserve. “Pathway to Single Payer” will go a long way toward taking the profit motive out of our healthcare system and reduce costs for everyone.”