Costs for 250,000 Minnesotans are slated to increase by up to 66 percent next year with sharply increased deductibles and even denial of out-of-state coverage. Premium costs of
"It's a very serious problem,"
Commissioner of Commerce
Those cost increases are brought about because high medical need people are now mixed with those with lower needs. To remedy this, the pair propose a new, updated "reinsurance pool" plan, modeled after what has been successful in
"The ACA has failed to live up to every one of its promises," Abeler said. "We were told we could keep our doctor, keep our health plan and save a lot of money. It is exactly the opposite. This is unacceptable, and we need to fix it this year to rescue these families. Committees should get to work promptly to craft our own
"Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans are facing impossible health insurance cost increases," Hamilton said. "They will be restricted to very few doctors and clinics. We can't leave them out to dry. Now families are facing prices that will force them to choose between food, housing and health care. Minnesotans expect us to act, and they don't have time to wait."
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