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.