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Commissioner Jesson statement on Health Care Disparities Report

June 16, 2014

St. Paul—Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson issued the following statement on the Health Care Disparities Report issued today by MN Community Measurement.

“The latest Health Care Disparities Report should be a call to action for the health care community to ensure all Minnesotans receive the health care they need. While we are heartened to see improvement in some areas for public program enrollees, there is much more work to do to close these gaps. Providers need to be held accountable for gaps in care that affect public program enrollees and people of color, and we will work with the health plans we contract with to address these disparities with providers. We are turning to the Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council to help keep us all focused on these issues and to identify solutions.”

More information about the report is in a news release on MN Community Measurement’s website.

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