Minnesota lawmakers from both parties say they want to preserve MinnesotaCare, the state’s health care program for the working poor, as the state moves ahead with the next stage of federal health reforms.
States are being asled to set up so-called Basic Health Plans, which would offer health insurance to people whose incomes are too high to qualify for Medicaid, but would still struggle to pay for private insurance on their own.
“Minnesota is proud to be leading the nation in health care quality and coverage. We hope to continue this progress and our commitment to ensuring access to affordable, high quality, health care coverage for all Minnesotans,” lawmakers wrote in a letter dated Jan. 17. “We hope to continue this progress and our commitment to ensuring access to affordable, high quality, health care coverage for all Minnesotans.”
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After some of the most momentous weeks of his presidency, including court victories on gay marriage and Obamacare and an emotional eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Barack Obama turned his attention back to an ongoing theme of his presidency: Economic fairness.
While the nation's attention turns to the 2016 presidential race and the ever-growing field of candidates, President Barack Obama will try to drive a message he's been repeating since his first campaign: economic fairness.