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Illustration: Six different hands work to put together a puzzle in the shape of the state of Minnesota with the Medicaid caduceus at the center. The hands are different races and ages. The puzzle pieces are blue, pink, yellow and green.

Can Medicaid solve the “Minnesota Paradox?”

The state is one of the best places to live in terms of education, health, and quality of life—unless you’re Black. Minnesota Medicaid is trying to change that.
By Nathan Chomilo
Two elementary-aged children eat apples in a school cafeteria. They are wearing blue-polo shirts and there is a bright mural in the background.

The free school lunch paradox

Studies from around the world show U.S.-supported free school meals improve health, education, and economic development. So why are they at risk of cuts back home?
By RC Sadoff