The state's health insurers requested rate hikes of between 36 percent and 66 percent in
"We need to get over to the federal exchange. We have spent over
But Rochester DFL Rep.
"Here we go again with the politics bashing MNsure. You could get rid of MNsure and that doesn't help anything. It would make it much worse because people then can't compare policies in a very easy way," Liebling said.
Ultimately, Liebling said the state should consider offering a public health-insurance plan.
Only about 5 percent of state residents would be impacted by the rate increases. Even so, the debate over MNsure has been one of the hottest political topics at the
"The voters need to kick the
Rochester DFL Rep.
"Politicians don't know the answer to this. The experts do," Norton said. "We need to listen to them and not politicize it to try and make somebody look bad or good."
Legislative debate in
Several legislative candidates will square off in an upcoming forum sponsored by the
Invited to the forum are candidates for
Can't make it to the debate? It will be broadcast live on government access channels HBC Channel 19 and
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