St. Paul, Minn.—Senate Republican leadership released their budget targets Friday afternoon. The targets show that Health and Human Services are slated for a $335 million cut, despite a $1.6 billion surplus. Sen. Tony Lourey (DFL-Kerrick) shared his serious concerns with this unnecessary and harmful budget decision. “To say I am dismayed at this cut target, […] Read more
Minnesotans for Trust, Respect, Access Kicked Off Campaign by Introducing Common-Sense Reproductive Health Care Legislation
Earlier today, the Minnesotans for Trust, Respect, Access campaign announced a package of common-sense reproductive health care legislation. The two bills that were introduced are The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act and The Protect Physicians’ Integrity Act. These bills are authored respectively by Rep. Erin Murphy and Sen. Sandy Pappas, and Rep. Laurie Halverson and Sen. Matt Klein, M.D.
Senate DFL Health and Human Services leaders will be holding a press conference tomorrow afternoon to respond to false GOP claims about MNsure and the current rate hike in health insurance premiums.
I am a long-time champion of better health care access and coverage for all Minnesotans. The current rate hikes for MNsure are incredibly troubling, and there is no denying that changes must be made. We can all agree on this. But it is also important to point out that last session, Senate Democrats heard and passed three separate proposals all aimed at reducing the price of premiums.
Deputy Majority Leader Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) responded to numerous claims made by House Republicans at a press conference Wednesday afternoon on MNsure.
Some have recently criticized MNsure in the wake of Blue Cross Blue Shield deciding to no longer participate in the market. Blue Cross Blue Shield has been clear that they are leaving because of instability in the wider healthcare industry, both on and off the MNsure Exchange. That has not stopped certain panicked, partisan voices from using the development to call for MNsure’selimination. These impulses should be resisted.