Community Healthcare Conversation in Brainerd

  • Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. 5th St., Brainerd, MN
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  • RSVP to Johanna Rupprecht, LSP, 507-523-3366,

You're invited to join Brainerd local and Land Stewardship Project (LSP) Healthcare Organizing Committee member Jennifer Jacquot-DeVries for a community healthcare conversation.

The meeting will be Saturday, March 23, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the large meeting room of the Brainerd Public Library (416 S. 5th St.)

Jennifer and her family know firsthand how complicated our current healthcare system can be to navigate, including for people like them who are self-employed and small business owners. It can be difficult to understand our own coverage, let alone the various reforms, proposals, and issues we hear in the news:

  • Governor Tim Walz has proposed a new statewide plan called ONECare.
  • Many national figures now favor Medicare for All.
  • Perhaps you’ve heard of the Provider Tax and the current debate about it in St. Paul?

What does it all mean? What’s the best way to make American healthcare more affordable and accessible for all of us?

Let’s come together to ask questions, tell stories, learn about potential reforms and current issues on the state and national level, and discuss how we can call on our elected leaders to support reforms that promise to improve healthcare affordability.

At LSP, we believe that every person is inherently valuable and that each of us deserves access to quality healthcare that we can afford to use. LSP organizes around healthcare reform because the lack of affordable, quality healthcare coverage is a major barrier to our vision for a sustainable, just food and farming system and thriving rural communities.

Affordable, accessible, usable healthcare coverage should be the right of every Minnesotan—indeed, every American—no matter where they live or how they work.

Please mark your calendars and join us for the March 23 conversation that will help you better understand the challenges that many people face, the reforms on the table, and the ways we can work together to push our leaders to act.

Click HERE to RSVP — including to let us know if you can't make it on March 23, but are interested in this topic.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact LSP's Johanna Rupprecht at 507-523-3366 or via e-mail; or contact Jennifer Jacquot-DeVries directly at 218-203-5192 or via e-mail.