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Issue Position: Health Care

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I hear more and more stories that people can't afford or can't get access to health care insurance and therefore have limited access to health care. Even those who have insurance find they are paying more and more out of pocket costs for their care. I'd like us to address these concerns while still being fiscally prudent.

I, along with several other legislators, co-authored the Minnesota Health Plan, which I believe offers the best chance of meeting the health needs of Minnesota citizens. It provides comprehensive care to all Minnesotans by preserving choice of health providers and saving money in our system.

We have one of the most expensive health care systems in the world and yet many people are just not able to benefit from it. Even doctors are suggesting we need a better system. In order to be productive, we need both affordable and quality health care. Too many families are finding themselves trapped in health care nightmares.


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