Key Issues

The MMA supports physicians and patients through advocacy on crucial issues affecting the health of Minnesotans and the practice of medicine.  Our current advocacy priorities are:
  • Opioid Crisis
    • The MMA is educating prescribers and patients on appropriate opioid use and supporting efforts to treat addiction.
  • Provider Tax
    • The MMA is working to find a stable funding source for our health care safety net that does not fall solely on health care providers.
  • Tobacco 21
    • We must reduce underage smoking and stop the addiction before it starts.  Raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21 is the best way to do so.
  • Prescribing Burdens/Prior Authorization
    • The MMA is working to make sure patients can get access to needed medication without prescribers having to jump through unreasonable burdens, like prior authorizations for basic drugs.