Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune this week released a new public opinion poll showing that 70 percent of Minnesotans want the option to buy in to MinnesotaCare, compared to 11 percent who oppose it. The poll found overwhelming support for the idea across all ages, geographic regions, and partisan affiliation.
“Giving Minnesotans the option to buy in to MinnesotaCare should not be a partisan issue – it’s an idea with broad popularity among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents of all ages,” said Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan). “More than 36 percent of Minnesotans currently receive health insurance through a public program. Many others receive federal tax credits to reduce the monthly premiums that private insurers are charging them. It makes good sense for state lawmakers to take a closer look at this idea when the 2019 legislative session begins this January.”