Dayton trying to keep 'Obamacare' from swallowing MinnesotaCare

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 5, 2013 - 8:55 PM

He's trying to get a waiver from "Obamacare" on health care for the working poor .

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evilgrimaceFeb. 5, 13 9:11 PM

Minnesota shouldn't need ObamaCare! Dayton should enshrine single-payer universal healthcare for all! Obama sold out! End the obscene corporate profits by insurance companies and private hospitals forever!

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sharkysharkFeb. 5, 13 9:21 PM

Minnesota would do well to follow the example of many other states and reject the forming of insurance exchanges. It is an "unfunded mandate" that will cost Minnesotans untold millions. We have private insurance brokers already and public programs that are more affordable. If the Feds want exchanges, let them handle it and pay for it.

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moneymo97Feb. 5, 13 9:22 PM

Sounds like Obamacare is a total cluster you know what to me! Did Amy & Al read the bill before voting or were they waiting for the smoke to clear before seeing what was really in it?

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Wally_99Feb. 5, 13 9:45 PM

Ahhhhhhh, isn't the world of unintended consequences lovely? This is only the beginning, folks...

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rascal1234Feb. 5, 1310:04 PM

As Nancy Pelosi famously said, we need to pass the bill to find out what is in it. I guess we are finding out it smells. Congrats Obamacare supporters!

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hookshotFeb. 5, 1310:13 PM

Minnesota needs to put the breaks on ObamaCare. It's clear we don't know what we're getting ourselves into.

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brianjapanFeb. 5, 1310:21 PM

But Mr Dayton, I thought you loved Obamacare and all it stood for. Our beloved senators sure wanted it without knowing what was in it. You are stuck with it-ha ha.

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jpcooperFeb. 5, 1310:33 PM

We have Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare and the Health Insurance one can get through their employer, we do not need another flavor of Medicaid. Eliminate Mn Care and eliminate the costs of running a State run Health Insurance plan.

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serfdumbFeb. 5, 1310:37 PM

Dayton's message to Washington was clear: The state does not want to transfer nearly 100,000 MinnesotaCare patients to the less-affordable federal health insurance exchanges that begin next year. - What a freaking moron. He took the 150 million dollars to start making the exchange for MN. We could have refused and let the government create it. In other words, MN will have to fund it in the future. Once again short gains for long term debt. Please tell us that Obama care will cost us all less.

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tallbobFeb. 6, 13 1:11 AM

evilgrimace: You said it! Single Payer is the only fair and equitable way to deal with this roblem.

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