Hard working Minnesotans are having a hard time paying for health care costs. Premiums are increasing at an annual rate of 16%. Employers and employees shouldn’t have to make painful decisions about health care.

I support a health plan that would cover all Minnesotans for all medical needs; a plan that would reduce the need for costly medical care through public health, education, prevention and early intervention. There are currently about 400,000 Minnesotans without any health insurance, and at least 1 million more who have insurance, but still cannot afford to pay their medical bills due to co-payments, deductibles, and care not covered by their insurance, on top of their premiums.

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