Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman pointed out that Minnesota has the lowest individual rates in the country.
State Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL – Inver Grove Heights) and State Sen. Tony Lourey (DFL – Kerrick) listened as Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman talked about the insurance rates. Atkins and Lourey are both bill authors of legislation to create Minnesota’s health insurance exchange.
Commerce staffers guarded rate figures before the release.
Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman described the choice of companies providing health plans for the regions of the state. Behind him, Health Commissioner Dr. Ed. Ehlinger, MNsure chairman Brian Beuther and MNsure director April Todd-Malmov.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."