Now that we are able to enjoy more flexibility, we also must remember that we’re living in a new era when it comes to work and personal safety. As we return to the office, attend small family gatherings and maybe visit some lakes, pools, restaurants and malls, we need to be even more sensitive to the risks involved.
The state legislature recently passed the ground-breaking Prescription Drug Pricing Transparency Act, mandating that drug companies must now notify Minnesota consumers when they institute significant price hikes for certain prescription medications.
Don’t drink and drive, wear your seat belt and put on your sunscreen are being joined by wash your hands, wear your mask and stay 6 feet away from others as universal messages this summer from healthcare professionals.
One silver lining of this unprecedented crisis is that it is also bringing people together in ways big and small. If we needed any more evidence that our Council members support the overall well-being of their enrollees, then this situation is proving it.
With the COVID-19 pandemic unfolding worldwide, telehealth is quickly being revolutionized. Everyone – individuals, families and organizations alike – must adapt to this increasingly popular way clinicians are practicing medicine, and that’s especially true across every facet of Minnesota’s health care system.