STAFF BLOG TALES FROM THE CHIEF Speaking with Allen Quist
Last month, I spoke with a pair of candidates - Tom Bakk (Democrat) and Pat Anderson (Republican) - who hope to be Minnesota's next governor. Blogs about those interviews can be found in the "Tal... Posted on 12/2/09 at 3:57 AM
After months of work to “save GAMC,” many politicians now propose we abandon the new General Assistance Medical Care program in favor of expanding Medicaid (MA) and rushing to adopt the controversial federal health care bill.
Rep. Jim Abeler, Vice Chair, Minnesota House Health and Human Services Finance Committee, R-Anoka
, June 22, 2010
FARGO, N.D. — Love it or hate it, health care reform is the law of the land. Approval by Congress last week and President Barack Obama’s signature took the edge off a polarizing debate for now and likely into the future.
While bipartisan movement on health care reform is a laudable goal, the summit also presents a unique opportunity to resurrect a reform proposal that the White House left on the cutting room floor during last year’s health care debate.
Martin Vaughan, writing in the Jan. 6 Wall Street Journal, described the marriage penalty in the health care bills as follows: “For scores of low-income and middle-income people, it could mean a hike of $2,000 or more in annual insurance premiums the moment they say, ‘I do.’”
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