Senator Matt Klein Responds to Governor’s Budget Proposal

St. Paul, Minn. – Earlier today, Governor Tim Walz unveiled his budget proposal. In response, Senator Matt Klein (DFL – Mendota Heights) released the following statement:

“I applaud Governor Walz’s commitment to prioritizing the health care needs of Minnesotans in today’s budget. Affordable, high-quality health care access remains out of reach for far too many people, but today’s proposal takes meaningful steps in addressing these needs.

I strongly support the Governor’s commitment to immediate rebates for Minnesotans who are unable to afford their health insurance premiums this year, and long-term premium relief in the form of tax credits. And the bold introduction of a public option for Minnesotans, OneCare, will ensure high-quality health care options for thousands of Minnesotans statewide.

Finally, today’s proposal addresses a critical health issue that Minnesota has ignored for too long. Dental care is essential to overall health, and this budget creates a simpler, more efficient and equitable model for purchasing dental benefits that will improve access to this necessary care for all Minnesotans.”

About Senator Matt Klein

Matt Klein is a medical doctor and state senator who represents Inver Grove Heights, West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Mendota Heights, and a portion of Eagan. He is a member of the following committees: Capital Investment; Health and Human Services Finance and Policy; and Human Services Reform Finance and Policy. A high-resolution photo of Sen. Klein is available for download here.

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Matt Klein represents Senate District 52 which includes the area spanning parts of Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, the city of Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul.

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