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Minn. House to expand health coverage for poor

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ST. PAUL -- More than 35,000 low-income Minnesotans would gain health-care coverage under a bill the House approved Monday.

Rep. Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth, said the federal government would pick up most of the cost under a new health-care law.

"The net savings to the state budget are $129 million in the first biennium and $237 million in the second biennium," Huntley said.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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