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Thursday morning, Rep. Greg Davids sent a letter to Gov. Dayton about MnSure. Here’s that letter:
In the letter, Rep. Davids highlighted the fact that the MnSure Board of Directors was given authority to vote on something called Active Purchaser. This paragraph hits at the heart of what’s wrong with the MnSure Board of Directors:
The reality is that active purchaser gives seven unelected, unaccountable board members the powers to decide what constitutes a “meaningful choice” for hard working Minnesotans and small businesses.
Here’s what’s wrong with this model:
Shortly aftrer its botched launch, MnSure revealed its vision for active purchaser in response to questions about the lack of choices in southeastern Minnesota. A MnSure representative told an audience in Owatonna that the opportunity to deny carriers from selling on MnSure will result in more competition and reduced costs.
Rep. Davids highlights the foolishness of that type of thinking in the next sentence:
In southeastern Minnesota, reducing options to increase choice and competitiveness is a mathematical impossibility.
I’d modify that statement slightly. I’d argue that reducing options to increase choice and competitiveness is a mathematical impossibility anywhere in the United States, not just in southeastern Minnesota.
I’d oppose this type of board whether the governor was a Republican or Democrat, mostly because it usurps the power of the legislature. Also, that part of the statute is written with vague language and platitudes:
As you may know, the MnSure enacting legislation provided the Board with broad, ambiguous power to limit the number of plans offered on the exchange starting in 2015. This arbitrary authority is based on innocent-sounding, but subjective and easily manipulated terms, such as “quality and value” and “meaningful choices.”
Those terms are subjective to give the board almost unlimited authority over the companies that provide these plans. In short, it’s potentially a legally sanctioned extortion racket. Anyone that thinks that’s tinfoil hat thinking is kidding themselves about the condition of the human race.
Anyone that’s taken an honest look at Ted Kaczynski or Timothy McVeigh must admit that humans are capable of doing exceptionally wicked things.
Finally, Rep. Davids gave Gov. Dayton sound advice that Gov. Dayton will ignore:
It would be much wiser use of MnSure’s time to focus on enhancements to the consumer experience, user security, and the still unaccomplished task of electronically transmitting to insurance companies the application and payment information of those attempting to enroll through MnSure.
In short, Rep. Davids is advising Gov. Dayton to fix what isn’t working first.
I know that’s radical thinking to Gov. Dayton but it works in the private sector every day.
It isn’t surprising that the Alliance for a Better Minnesota, aka ABM, put together a deceitful collection of myths about the Affordable Care Act, aka the ACA.
Saying that Minnesota has the lowest rates in the nation doesn’t mean that insurance premiums didn’t go up with the ACA. It simply means they’re the cheapest premiums in the nation. It’s quite possible to have health insurance premiums go up. In fact, it’s inevitable because the required minimum benefits drive health insurance premiums up. That they’re the cheapest in the nation just means that other states’ health insurance premiums just went up more than Minnesota’s.
I read tons of articles a day and I don’t recall any conservative accuse Gov. Dayton of lying about people who like their plans could keep their plans. I’ve heard tons of people from across the political spectrum accuse President Obama of lying about keeping the policies people liked.
ABM is right, though, that Gov. Dayton told people who had their health insurance canceled that he wouldn’t let those insurance companies sell the old policies that people liked.
This sentence simply isn’t credible:
I know you’re going to say that 140,000 Minnesotans got cancellation notices, Aunt Phyllis, but the truth is it’s illegal in Minnesota to cancel health coverage.
I’d love hearing the explanation for that, especially since the ACA requires companies to cancel insurance that doesn’t meet the ACA’s minimum required coverages. If ABM isn’t lying, then it means that Minnesota health insurance companies aren’t complying with the ACA. In other words, ABM is accusing Minnesota health insurance companies of breaking federal law.
Thanks to Gov. Dayton’s ‘leadership’, MnSure is a national laughingstock. It’s the only website I’ve seen that gets weekends and holidays off. We’re the only state with Paul Bunyan ads and Mickey Mouse service.
While it’s true that MnSure is working better than HealthCare.gov, that isn’t exactly a high bar to clear. It simply means it’s outperforming a total political and policy disaster.
Technorati: Mark Dayton, Health Insurance Exchanges, MnSure, HealthCare.gov, Strawman Arguments, Non Sequiturs, Alliance for a Better Minnesota, Affordable Care Act, Insurance Cancellations, President Obama, Broken Promises, Democrats
Another Fortune 500 company announced it’s leaving Minnesota. It’s explanation is starting to sound familiar:
“SpartanNash chose Western Michigan as its headquarters due to it being centrally located to the merged entities operations, the positive business climate taking hold in Michigan, including a more favorable tax environment, and the quality of life Michigan provides for its associates,” the company said in a statement.
That sounds familiar. Here’s what Cargill said when it moved:
Dan Dye, Horizon’s president and Ardent’s CEO-to-be, said in a statement that the decision “will allow us to offer great quality of life for employees, provide excellent service to our customers and position the business for long-term growth.”
If Gov. Dayton and the DFL are given 4 more years to implement their leftist vision for the state, Minnesota will be in worse shape than California and Illinois are in right now. Cargill cited their desire to “position the business for long-term growth.” Nash Finch, aka SpartanNash, talkd about “a more favorable tax environment.”
Implicit in both statements is their belief that the Dayton administration’s and the DFL’s anti-prosperity policies would hurt their companies’ ability to make profits and continue employing people. The leftists’ belief that profits are despicable is utterly wrong-headed.
I cited a single-payer health activist’s quote in this post:
There would be a removal of profit-motive in health care. The driving force behind the health industry would be patient care and not profit maximization.
This isn’t just a glimpse into the mind of hardline leftists. It’s who they are. That statement explicitly says that they think things would improve if profit-motives were removed from health care. The opposite is actually true.
Companies pursuing their own self interests are what make the economy stronger. The great inventions of the last 150 years came when there was an incentive, aka profit, to create and innovate. Milton Friedman once told Phil Donahue that the only economic system where “the masses escaped the grinding poverty you talked about” were in societies that appreciated capitalism and “largely free trade.”
SpartanNash and Cargill are exercising their right to enhance their profits by moving their operations. They’re moving their operations because Gov. Dayton and the DFL drove up the cost of doing business in Minnesota this last session. If Minnesota doesn’t reverse Gov. Dayton’s and the DFL’s policies, Minnesota will soon look like a ghost town.
Cargill and SpartanNash just implicitly said that Minnesota is that special that they wouldn’t leave. Will it be that much longer before other companies leave?
Don Davis’s article is this weekend’s must reading.
Overall, much of the $2.1 billion, two-year tax increase comes from the state’s highest earners and smokers. Dayton made the point that if property taxes rise 2 percent statewide, that would far less than the 83 percent they have gone up in the past decade. “I think that we did the job of delivering property tax relief,” House Speaker Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, said.
Democrats say that higher taxes usually mean better services.
That’s fantasy. Higher taxes usually means mayors feel less inhibited to spend significantly more money on things their cities don’t need. Considering the fact that the same Tax Bill that raised every Minnesotan’s tax bill was used to appropriate money for a pork palace for politicians. I’d love hearing Sen. Bakk or Speaker Thissen explain how higher taxes and shiny new office buildings mean more and better services for Minnesotans.
I’d also highlight the fact that higher taxes didn’t make MnSure more taxpayer-friendly. Despite the multi-billion dollar tax increase, MnSure still gets weekends and holidays off while Minnesotans scramble franticly to get insured.
“Any tax increase in inherently unpopular,” Gov. Mark Dayton said in a Forum News Service interview. “But it will be a message battle. Republicans will try to say ‘largest tax increase in history’ and we will say ‘the people who have the most are paying it, and smokers.’”
The DFL, aka Democrats, will argue that they ‘taxed the rich’. Republicans will highlight the fact that the DFL also raised taxes on farmers, small businesses and chased a major part of Cargill’s operations to Colorado:
Why Denver? Dan Dye, Horizon’s president and Ardent’s CEO-to-be, said in a statement that the decision “will allow us to offer great quality of life for employees, provide excellent service to our customers and position the business for long-term growth.”
The Democrats’ policies are hurting Minnesota’s economy while piling additional tax burdens on farmers, blue collar workers and small businesses. Couple that with the DFL’s intent to dramatically increase the minimum wage, via constitutional amendment if necessary, and you’ve got the recipe for economic calamity.
Based on what we’ve seen thus far, the DFL’s claim that higher taxes equals better services is spin, not fact. Higher taxes just mean people have less money to spend.
Technorati: Tax The Rich, Property Taxes, Mark Dayton, Paul Thissen, MnSure, Government Services, Tax Increases, Minimum Wage Increase, Constitutional Amendments, Recessions, DFL
Perhaps, I’m a bit sensitive about the Senate Office Building lawsuit because Jim Knoblach is a friend of mine. Still, it’s puzzling to me as to why conservative activists and organizations haven’t jumped on the Stop the SOB bandwagon.
Jim’s lawsuit has something in it for all different stripes of conservatives. For the liberty movement, Jim’s lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of a Tax Bill that does more than address tax policy. In other words, the lawsuit accuses Sen. Tom Bakk of violating the Single-Subject Clause in Minnesota’s Constitution. (Building pork palaces for politicians doesn’t fit with setting tax rates and policies.)
For fiscal conservatives, Jim’s lawsuit highlights the DFL’s propensity for proposing pork projects. Simply put, the proposed Senate Office Building is pure pork. The notion that a new office building is needed is foolish. Taxpayers need to fund politicians’ palaces like Minnesota needs a $4/hr. increase in the minimum wage.
For political candidates, Jim’s lawsuit offers a great opportunity to highlight the fact that Democrats love pork projects, especially pork for pompous politicians. I’d be surprised if 80% of Minnesota’s taxpayers didn’t agree that politicians don’t need to spend $90,000,000 on a building that’s occupied 140 days during each biennium. Further, taxpayers don’t need a palace that includes “a reflecting pool, skylights and a fitness center.”
For GOP political strategists, it’s a fantastic opportunity to prove the DFL is the party of pompous politicians, not the party of the people. Think of the opportunity to paint Sen. Bakk and the DFL legislators who voted for the Tax Bill as pork-loving, tax-raising politicians who are out of touch with Main Street Minnesotans. Frankly, this is a gift that might keep giving, at least until judges rule that Sen. Bakk’s pork project is unconstitutional.
It’s a great opportunity for GOP legislators to push a defunding bill when the session re-opens in February, 2014. If Sen. Bakk bottles up the GOP repeal bill, they can use that against Democrats in their campaigns. If their legislation repeals funding for Sen. Bakk’s pork palace, it will be a stinging defeat for Sen. Bakk.
I understand why the GOP leadership in the Senate hasn’t expressed outrage thus far. Now that Gov. Dayton has criticized the bill he signed, he’s essentially given Senate GOP leadership ‘permission’ to criticize Sen. Bakk on this issue.
Finally, organizations like the Taxpayers League and Minnesota Majority should have a field day with this. It’s right in their wheel house. The great news is that there’s tons of potential political upside. The fantastic news is that there’s virtually no political downside to criticizing Sen. Bakk’s pork palace.
After all, how often do conservsatives get the opportunity to criticize a powerful Democrat for punishing taxpayers twice within a single bill? It’s important to remember that this year’s Tax Bill raised taxes on “the rich”, the middle class and working poor while spending money on palaces for politicians.
Technorati: Tom Bakk, Senate Office Building, Tax Increases, Mark Dayton, Pork Projects, Minimum Wage Increase, Tom Anzelc, Minnesota State Constitution, Single Subject Clause, DFL, Jim Knoblach, Stop the SOB, Taxpayers League, Minnesota Majority, MnGOP, Election 2014
This afternoon, a faithful reader of LFR alerted me to the fact that MnSure will be on the St. Cloud State campus to recruit young healthy adults for MnSure. Here’s what the announcement said:
A number of departments on campus are involved in a partnership to educate students about the Affordable Health Care Act and to assist students who are uninsured (or underinsured) get insured through MNSURE. Rolanda Mason, of the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Task Force and other staff from Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid will discuss and answer questions to help students get the right health insurance. Please inform students about the upcoming educational sessions scheduled for November 26 and December 2. More details are listed below.
When it comes to campus advocacy organizations, the Women’s Center is among the most partisan organizations on campus. Think of them as the DFL’s on-campus tentacles. The Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Task Force knows that students under the age of 26 can be insured through their parents’ policy. That’s one of the Democrats’ favorite selling points.
What this means is that the DFL is using student-funded organizations on campus to sell health insurance. Like President Obama, the DFL knows that they’re in trouble if they don’t get lots of young healthies signed up through the exchange. The SCSU Women’s Center is complicit in selling that insurance.
The Women’s Center is funded by the taxpayers. Taxpayers have a right to expect the money to not be used for purely partisan purposes. Further, the event notice is condescending. Saying that “health care can be confusing” is the ultimate in condescension. These are college students, not third graders.
Riffing off of that point, these students understand their choices. If students aren’t purchasing health insurance, it’s likely that they don’t like their options. Telling them that the policy they purchase has to have ambulatory care doesn’t make much sense to a healthy 28-year-old.
The problem isn’t that health care can be confusing.” It’s that the options available through MnSure and the Affordable Care Act aren’t appealing. That’s what happens when bureaucracies collide with free market options. Free markets might take time adjusting but they wise up or they go bankrupt. Bureaucracies will take time and they won’t adjust. Unfortunately, they won’t go bankrupt for having stupid, unresponsive ideas. Each year, they know they’ll get a new infusion of cash to tide them over until the next year.
Rather than sending people to college campuses to sell policies kids don’t need and can’t afford, the Dayton administration should spend more time increasing sensible options for students. That way, they can buy a policy that makes sense for them rather than a policy that the government, in their inifinite wisdom, says they need.
The notion that taxpayers should fund an on-campus advocacy group is appalling. That this advocacy organization is helping implement a partisan policy is unjustifiable.
According to this article, Gov. Dayton is criticizing the construction of the Senate Office Building, aka SOB. That’s rather strange considering the fact that Gov. Dayton signed the Tax Bill that included funding for the new SOB:
Plans for a controversial new Minnesota Senate building that would include a reflecting pool, skylights and a fitness center drew a cool response from Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday.
“Any new building should be functional and modest,” Dayton told the Star Tribune. “And if it can be built for less than the amount allocated, it definitely should be.”
Apparently, Gov. Dayton is attempting to pull off a President Obama bystander-in-chief chief executive act. He signed the Tax Bill that included funding for the SOB. That appropriation was for $90,000,000. Did Gov. Dayton give it a second thought at the time he signed the tax bill?
Let’s remember that Gov. Dayton could’ve line-item vetoed the appropriation without vetoing the Tax Bill. It’s important that we remember that including funding for an office building in a tax bill is likely unconstitutional.
New details of the gleaming, five-story building emerged after a two-day workshop last week. According to a draft design obtained by the Star Tribune, it would have many of the standard features of a modern legislative structure: offices for senators and staffers, parking ramps and hearing rooms.
But according to a report from the workshop, architects, designers and key legislators also debated elements such as roof skylights, the location of the gymnasium and a glass-enclosed walkway at street level.
In other words, Sen. Bakk’s initiative spends money taxpayers can’t afford on a building that’s more opulent than politicians need. Sen. Bakk’s actions shout that he doesn’t care about the taxpayers who’d pay for this building with their taxes.
Former Rep. Jim Knoblach has filed a lawsuit claiming that the appropriation of money for the SOB is a violation of the single-subject clause of the Minnesota Constitution, found in Article IV, Section 17. It’s likely that the appropriation will get thrown out because funding the construction of a building has nothing to do with setting tax policy for the state.
Sen. Bakk insists that including the funding for the SOB is appropriate. Then again, he insisted that putting a prevailing wage provision in the 1997 Tax Bill was legitimate, too. The Minnesota Supreme Court disagreed with then-Rep. Bakk on that one. Sen. Bakk doesn’t have much credibility about whether something is constitutional because he’s shown contempt for Minnesota’s Constitution before.
As for Gov. Dayton, he’s shown a willingness to sign accountability provisions into law when Republicans ran the House and Senate, then sign the repeal of those provisions the minute Democrats control the legislature. In other words, he’s an unprincipled man who won’t do the right thing if the spotlight hasn’t been shined on him. He certainly didn’t mind signing the farm equipment repair sales tax increase into law. It wasn’t until he got to FarmFest that he reversed course. Then he reversed himself again.
The reality is that Gov. Dayton and the DFL are the defenders of the special interests, not Main Street. This year alone, Democrats voted to raise taxes on the middle class and the working poor. In the bill that included the sales tax increases, they tucked in the funding for the Senate Office Building.
How fitting is it that Gov. Dayton, Sen. Bakk and the DFL used the Tax Bill to fund a luxury office building for themselves, then use the same bill to tax hard-hit farmers, the middle class and working poor?
The new building itself will cost $63 million, with the remainder for parking structures.
Amos Briggs, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, a supporter of the project, said the plans are not yet final. “These drawings and models change day by day, based on cost limitations, tenant feedback and site restrictions,” Briggs said. A final design plan, he said, must be approved by House and Senate Rules committees.
Simply put, the SOB shouldn’t be built. These features shouldn’t be considered. They didn’t expand the number of senators, which means this office building is mostly about pampering the Senate. In this instance, that means pampering Sen. Bakk.
It’s clear that Sen. Bakk wanted to work in a taxpayer-funded Taj Mahal shrine. Those features didn’t just accidentally make their way into an architect’s proposals.
This St. Cloud Times article reads like a Dayton administration press release. Here’s the newsy part of the Dayton press release:
Gov. Mark Dayton’s announcement Thursday that up to $46 million will be spent as soon as summer to expand Interstate Highway 94 between Rogers and St. Michael is extremely welcome news.
As Dayton and Minnesota Department of Transportation Charlie Zelle noted in meeting with this board prior to the announcement, these bonding dollars are not just a down payment on expanding this critical corridor all the way to St. Cloud, but in providing the funding necessary to maintain and expand roads and highways statewide.
Nowhere in the Dayton press release did they talk about the Dayton administration’s disapproval for the expansion project when they attempted to thwart Michele Bachmann’s proposal:
But Minnesota Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Gutknecht said the I-94 widening doesn’t rank high on the agency’s long-term list of priority projects. “There are projects like this all across the state — really good projects, really important projects, projects that have tremendous support like this,” he said. “It all really boils down to the funding piece.”
It’s clear that the Dayton administration is talking out of both sides of its mouth. Here’s how the Times attempts to spin this project:
The focus of Corridors of Commerce is to improve roads that are bottlenecked or considered critical to regional economic development but not funded under MnDOT’s latest “fiscally constrained” 20-year transportation plan.
That’s insulting. MnDOT’s budget isn’t “fiscally constrained.” It’s politically constrained, especially when Michele Bachmann was trying to get I-94 expanded. Back then, MnDOT said directly that I-94 expansion didn’t “rank high on the agency’s…priority projects.” Back then, MnDOT’s spokesman hinted that the expansion ranked behind “really important projects.”
Gov. Dayton’s facade is that of a nice guy. When politics are involved, he’s a sharp-elbowed ideologue. I’m betting that he’s only supporting the I-94 expansion to get support for a massive tax increase to pay for his light rail projects. Minnesotans are taxed too much already. The last thing we need is to raise taxes to support failed light rail projects.
When Steve Murphy’s Transportation Tax Bill passed in 2008, I predicted that the DFL would whine that the tax increase wasn’t enough to add lanes to roads. I also predicted that they’d be back for another massive tax increase. It took them longer than I expected but they’re back asking for another major tax increase.
Expanding I-94 is the right thing to do. That’s why Michele Bachmann fought for it. Gov. Dayton isn’t as interested in doing the right thing as he is interested in playing politics with economic growth. Gov. Dayton didn’t like the expansion until he was pressured by David Fitzsimmons, Mary Kiffmeyer and other Republicans from central Minnesota.
Minnesota needs a governor who does the right thing for the right reasons. We don’t need a governor who moistens his finger before making a policy decision.
This Pioneer Press editorial exposes the DFL’s lie that property taxes would go down this year:
In July, Gov. Mark Dayton said that, for the first time in a decade, property taxes would drop by $121 million statewide in the year to come. But now, Minnesotans are staring at a potential $153 million increase in property taxes, instead, to a total of $7.7 billion.
Yes, that’s a preliminary estimate, and yes, it’s based on the maximum the various local entities could levy; some will come in a tad lower. But any property tax increase is hard to swallow given that legislative Democrats and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton cranked taxes up by $2.1 billion to cover spending increases.
The DFL knew they were lying about cutting property taxes when they made those claims last spring. That was their way of justifying the huge increases of income taxes, sales taxes and other fees.
Republicans repeatedly questioned the DFL’s lies, highlighting the fact that local governments and school boards levied property taxes. They, not the state, set property tax levels. Now that Republicans are being vindicated, what will the DFL do?
The answer is simple. They’ll do what they always do when they’re caught. Led by the Alliance for a Better Minnesota, aka ABM, they’ll lie more blatantly. That’s what ABM specializes in. Without their unprecedented smear campaign in 2010, we wouldn’t have been afflicted by a Dayton administration.
Democrats knew when they were given the gavels in 2013 that they had lots of special interest allies to pay off, starting with big city mayors. The best way to pay them off was through massive LGA increases. Democrats knew they couldn’t sell that massive spending increase to Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Rochester by telling the truth. They had to sell it as property tax relief.
With that determined, Democrats, led by ABM, said that raising LGA would lead to lower property taxes for Minnesotans. To use Jeremiah Wright’s phrase, the DFL’s chickens are coming home to roost. Few people will be getting bigger property tax refund checks. People living in the core cities of Duluth, Minneapolis, Rochester and St. Paul will see their city budget spending increase dramatically.
Some of that spending will go towards essential government services. Most of that spending will go towards paying off the Democrats’ special interest allies.
Most importantly, the business climate in Minnesota will have taken a turn for the worst. Small businesses will get hit with the higher income tax rates. They’re already getting hit with the B2B sales tax increases. The middle class and working poor are getting hit with cigarette tax increases and with higher prices caused directly by the Democrats’ B2B sales tax increases.
The DFL can’t survive without ever-increasing taxes. Without ever-increasing taxes, they wouldn’t have the taxpayer money they need to pay off their political allies with other people’s money. Anyone who thinks that the DFL is the taxpayers’ watchdog or that they believe in strict accountability of public funds is kidding themselves or intentionally lying to others.
There are some fiscally responsible Democrats. Unfortunately, they’re the exception, not the rule.
Democrats got ridiculed when they ran ads featuring Paul Bunyan preaching the gospel of ‘everyone needs insurance’. This is the most recognizable Paul Bunyan/MnSure ad:
It’s rather sickening to hear the narrator say “Minnesota. The land of 10,000 reasons to get health insurance:, followed by “Welcome to MnSure, the new way to shop, compare and choose…” a health insurance policy. My response to that BS is that it might be a great place to choose a new health insurance policy if it was actually open 24/7.
Yesterday, I was a guest on Dan Ochsner’s ‘Ox in the Afternoon’ radio program. During the interview, I told him about this information:
The Contact Center is closed today, Veterans Day. In addition, federal account and application services are undergoing maintenance and are unavailable, 8 pm Saturday – 6:30 am Tuesday. You can still view plans.
I told Ox about this, too:
Seriously? I just tried to login to the site to view and apply for plans at 10:33 pm on Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 and I got this message:
the system is available monday through saturday, 6 am to 10 pm
please visit us during those hours to apply and enroll
Thank you for your interest in MNsure
Paraphrasing Ox’s reply: That’s the first website I’ve ever heard of that gets weekends and holidays off. My reply to Ox’s reply was simple: Perhaps we’ve discovered the first website that’s represented by a union.
That lighthearted moment aside, this isn’t a laughing matter. Yesterday, I wrote that 140,000 Minnesota insurance policies have gotten terminated as a direct result of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. It isn’t a stretch to think that a significant number of people who had their policies canceled have chronic health issues. It isn’t difficult to picture a young man with diabetes or a middle-aged woman whose family has a history of breast cancer or a retiree who receives dialysis treatment. Though I don’t have the names of real people facing these situations, there’s no doubt that we’d find people facing these situations without health insurance.
These hypothetical situations transcend politics because they’re life-threatening and frightening situations. If Gov. Dayton, Sen. Bakk and Speaker Thissen care about people, they’d demand that the MnSure website would stay open 24/7 until the last uninsured person has health insurance.
Anything short of that is cheating Minnesotans of the protection that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act promised them.
Technorati: MnSure Ads, Paul Bunyan, Health Insurance Exchanges, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, Tom Bakk, Mark Dayton, Paul Thissen, DFL, Insurance Cancellations, Customer Service, Dialysis, Breast Cancer, Diabetes, Uninsured