|By Christopher Snowbeck, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
MinnesotaCare was created by
The future of the program has been in question because of the federal Affordable Care Act of 2010, which will offer premium subsidies for people to buy coverage through new insurance marketplaces known as health exchanges.
Some focused on the budget deficit in
But in a
"We are writing now to request your partnership in working with
The letter was signed by 10 legislators, including
Legislators are asking for a response from federal officials by the end of February.
During the 12-month period that ended in June, the MinnesotaCare program provided health insurance coverage to an estimated 129,000 people per month at a cost of about
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