Dayton and Daudt to meet about health care proposals as issue takes on bigger role in 2016 campaign. Read more →
Dayton won’t close the door to special session on health care changes but has reservations about solutions, political will. Read more →
Here’s a rundown of where key Minnesota politicians stand on the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision. Read more →
Mike McFadden says Obamacare is not working and needs to be replaced. Read more →
Republican gubernatorial candidate says Dayton should have allowed small businesses to keep health care plans that didn’t conform to Affordable Care Act standards. Read more →
While President Barack Obama was in town this week for a speech, Minnesota 2nd Congressional District Republican Rep. John Kline used the opportunity to ask him some pointed questions — over Twitter. You promised premiums would drop by $2,000 due to #ObamaCare but Admin said premiums will rise for 2/3 small biz. Really? #KlineAsksPotus — Read more →
Republicans are seizing on the Affordable Care Act and the troubled roll out of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange to fire up voters this election season. They’ll be highlighting the issues in races up and down the ballot this year, including the contest between incumbent Democratic Sen. Al Franken and his yet-to-be-determined GOP opponent. Here’s the Read more →
After meeting with medical device industry leaders Franken told reporters the tax is hurting Minnesota companies and pushing jobs overseas. Read more →
Both of Minnesota’s U.S. senators are likely to vote for the funding bill.
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At the state level, Minnesota is at the front of the pack in implementing the main tenets of the Affordable Care Act. But Republicans nationally are hoping to delay the law’s individual mandate even as Obama’s PR campaign for the law picks up steam.
And Gov. Mark Dayton is among those asking Congress to set aside differences to pass a farm bill that includes both food stamps and agricultural policy. Read more →