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Special Report

Special Report:
A review of the 2015 Legislative session: A success for Minnesota Physicians.

MMA Legislative Priorities for 2016

The MMA’s legislative team will focus on the following topics during the 2016 legislative session. 

Fix medication prior authorization (PA)

The MMA bill will reduce PA administrative barriers for prescribers, increase disclosure and transparency related to PA, and ensure patients get the drugs they need.

Repeal the provider tax

The 2 percent tax, often called "the sick tax," is scheduled for repeal at the end of 2019. The MMA remains committed to its repeal and will remind legislators in 2016 that it must go away.

Advocate for stronger immunization laws

Minnesota has one of the weakest childhood immunization laws. This session, the MMA wants to completely remove the conscientiously held belief exemption that allows parents to opt-out of the state law to immunize their children, similar to what passed in California in 2015. 


Dave Renner
Director of State and Federal Legislation
Office - 612-362-3750
Mobile – 612-518-3437

Eric Dick
Manager of State Legislative Affairs
Office - 612-362-3732
Mobile – 612-747-3683

Phil Raines
Manager of Grassroots & Political Development
Office - 612-362-3739

1300 Godward St. NE, Suite 2500, Minneapolis, MN 55413 | Phone: (612) 378-1875 | Fax: (612) 378-3875 | mma@mnmed.org
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