Senator John Marty

DFL legislators call for bold healthcare reform with proposed Minnesota Health Plan

This week, over fifty members of the House and Senate are reintroducing a previously proposed Minnesota Health Plan (MHP) that would cover all medical needs for Minnesotans while still costing less than the current, unaffordable system. The plan would not require any copays or deductibles, patients would have the ability to choose their providers, and premiums would be based on affordability.

House and Senate DFL Leadership Statement on the February Economic Forecast

Today, Minnesota Management and Budget released the February Economic Forecast, showing a projected positive balance of $1.6 billion for the upcoming biennium. While the forecast projects a positive balance, it includes inflation on the revenue side and excludes it on the spending side in several key areas. Inflation is estimated to be $1.042 billion. A significant portion of the positive balance is also one-time money.