Four years ago, Senator Mary Olson ran with a promise to do everything within my power to work for affordable, quality healthcare for all Minnesotans, particularly those living in our Northern Minnesota area. Working with the people of district 4, Mary listened to individuals telling stories of how healthcare costs resulted in death and family bankruptcy. Healthcare costs have become too expensive and individual policies cover less and less. Mary has approached healthcare access in a cooperative and collaborative way in the past 4 years. She has been a strong voice for rural healthcare payment equity on Senator Linda Berglin's Senate Health and Human Services Budget Committee.