ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A brewing compromise in the U.S. Senate to shore up health insurance markets could roll back massive cuts to federal funding for Minnesota’s health care program for the working poor.
Top Senate Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday announced a deal that would resume federal subsidies for insurance deductibles for shoppers buying their coverage on state and federal exchanges. But the Star Tribune reports it would also restore $369 million of federal funding MinnesotaCare over the next two years.READ MORE: 2 Killed After Small Plane Crashes Next To Northwest Wisconsin Home
Those planned cuts came as a shock to state officials as they pursued federal approval of a new state program to lower insurance premiums. The program covers nearly 100,000 low-income residents.READ MORE: 3 Families Displaced By Northeast Minneapolis Triplex Fire
But the compromise still faces uncertain odds in Congress and with President Donald Trump.MORE NEWS: New Hope's Haunted 'Pomish Manor' Scares Up Food Shelf Donations With Reverse Halloween
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