Gov. Pawlenty’s office announced this afternoon that it’s received an extension of a waiver to allow MinnesotaCare to cover 18,000 parents to remain eligible for the state subsidized health care plan. The feds had previously decided against renewing the waiver, which would’ve cost thousands of people their health care coverage.
“Our administration has been negotiating with the federal government to ensure that funding was preserved for this program,” Governor Pawlenty said. “I appreciate the help of our state Congressional delegation to obtain this waiver,” he said in his press release which was headlined slightly less modestly:
Governor Pawlenty secures Federal Waiver to Allow MinnesotaCare Funding to Continue