Stakeholders Applaud, Urge Caution As MN Moves Toward Public Option

By Amy Lotven / May 25, 2023 at 6:48 PM
Health care advocates applauded Minnesota’s steps toward a public option following passage of a budget bill, which Democratic Gov. Tim Waltz (D) signed Wednesday (May 24), requiring agencies to study the feasibility of public option that would be available to residents who buy individual market coverage, including undocumented residents of all ages. However, the budget language omits a provision that would allow certain small businesses to buy into the new option. Stakeholders who oppose the public option also say that...

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