MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Gov. Mark Dayton is urging House Republicans to pass his health care relief package for Minnesotans hit with skyrocketing premiums.

Dayton wants a 25 percent cut in premiums for 125,000 Minnesotans who make too much money and don’t qualify for tax breaks.

At the State Capitol Tuesday, those facing high premiums spoke at a news conference.

“In 2016, our health insurance was $1,585 a month through Blue Cross Blue Shield,” said Sheri Sexton, of Millville. “In 2017 it is currently $2,197 (a month).”

Meanwhile, Republicans have proposed plan to limit premium rebates for residents with higher incomes.

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