Gov. Mark Dayton, in Washington for a meeting of the National Governors Association, had some advice for President Obama Friday on the Affordable Care Act, the signature health reform initiative that Republicans deride as “Obamacare.”
Visiting the White House with a group of other Democratic governors, Dayton said he related his ideas on the new health care law, which will set up state-run exchanges for people to buy private insurance.
“He asked for our questions and suggestions,” Dayton recounted after the meeting. “I talked about my experience with the Affordable Care Act, where if you ask audiences specifically ‘Do you approve of raising the age for dependents’ coverage to 26 years?’ ‘Do you approve of banishing pre-existing conditions?’ When it’s sold with what’s really happening under the bill, people are very supportive.”
Obama’s reaction? “He thought that was the right approach.”
More from Star Tribune
More From Hot Dish Politics
Wikileaks: Sen. Klobuchar on list of veep considerations
The League of Conservation Voters is spending $227,000 to defeat Jason Lewis, the former radio show host who is the GOP nominee in the Second Congressional District.
Senate DFLers want to act fast before the new higher premiums take effect in January.
Angie Craig's "normal" voter in Democratic party ad is really a lobbyist
This is the final day to register to vote online at mnvotes.org, which Minnesotans can do until 11:59 Tuesday night.