ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says Republican lawmakers pushing major changes to the state’s health insurance exchange should look before they leap.
That’s why the Democratic governor has proposed creating a task force to study the future of MNsure and health care in Minnesota. Dayton included $500,000 for that study in his revised budget unveiled Tuesday.READ MORE: Twins' Triple, 2 Bases-Loaded Walks In 10th Beat Texas
The governor first made the suggestion in a letter to legislative leaders earlier this week. Some Republicans say that’s an admission that MNsure has been a bust.READ MORE: Severe Blood Shortage Nationwide Impacting Minnesota Hospitals
Dayton says that’s not the case.
A committee in the Republican-controlled House passed a bill Monday to scrap MNsure and move to the federal exchange. Dayton says that should be an option but wants to study MNsure’s economic viability before making any major changes to the exchange.MORE NEWS: Investigators ID Person Whose Body Parts Were Found In NE Mpls. As Adam Richard Johnson
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