MMA says leave fireworks to the professionals this summer

Once again, the Minnesota Medical Association is urging Minnesotans to leave the lighting of fireworks to the professionals this Fourth of July.

“Every year more and more Minnesotans are ending up in the emergency department when they get hurt setting off fireworks,” said MMA President Doug Wood, MD. “We’d prefer that they leave these often-unpredictable devices to the professionals.”  

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State’s Physicians to Discuss Recreational Marijuana

The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) will hold a forum on recreational marijuana for physicians and physicians-in-training on Thursday, June 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 317 on Rice Park (317 Washington St.) in downtown St. Paul.
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Minnesota Medical Association Offers Option to Break Gridlock on Provider Tax Debate in St. Paul

With only a week to finalize a state budget for the next two-year budget cycle, the Democratic-led House and the Republican-led Senate are many millions of dollars apart on their health and human services proposals, and are at loggerheads in terms of the future of the 2 percent provider tax. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is proposing a compromise that modernizes the tax and preserves the needed funding for public health programs such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance.
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