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Governor Walz includes MinnesotaCare Public Option in State Budget Proposal
TakeAction Minnesota applauds progress toward healthcare expansion.
St. Paul, MN – Today, Governor Walz released the remainder of his budget proposal that includes a MinnesotaCare Public Option. First introduced in 2016, the proposal allows Minnesotans struggling to afford high-deductible plans on the individual market to buy-in to MinnesotaCare.
“Across race, income, and zip code, our health and wellbeing is tied together. Everyone deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare,” said Elianne Farhat, Executive Director of TakeAction Minnesota. “We applaud Governor Walz’s action to establish a MinnesotaCare Public Option, a commonsense proposal to expand healthcare access and improve people’s lives. With proposals from the Governor, House, and Senate, we look forward to working with the Legislature to get a MinnesotaCare Public Option passed this session that includes eligibility for undocumented Minnesotans.”
Legislative proposals also expand eligibility to include undocumented Minnesotans excluded from the state’s public healthcare programs and offer temporary assistance to individuals and small businesses while the public option is being implemented.
TakeAction Minnesota is a statewide, multi-issue, grassroots organization working to advance racial and economic equity in Minnesota.