MN GOP Reps Copy Bills for Medicaid Work Requirements

“House Speaker Kurt Daudt joined Rep. Kelly Fenton, R-Woodbury, in sponsoring a bill that would impose work requirements for those receiving public health care assistance who are not the sole caregiver for a child nor someone with disabilities. They believe the requirements will boost the number of people participating in the state’s workforce.

Similar legislation is proposed in the state Senate and has the support of Sen. Mark Johnson, R-East Grand Forks, and Sen. Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, who chairs the health and human services committee.

The proposal comes just two months after President Donald Trump’s administration signaled it supported work requirements to obtain taxpayer-funded medical coverage. Several states are considering similar rules.” ~Pioneer Press, March 13th

DFL Candidates Agree: MN’s Next Governor Should Advance A Single-Payer Health Care System

“When it came to issues, the candidates frequently agreed. They supported raising the minimum wage, expanding free access to higher education and protecting public pensions. Minnesota’s next governor, they agreed, should get the state on track to a single-payer health care system, crack down on wage theft and make needed investments in infrastructure and public schools.”

DFL candidates for governor met for the AFL-CIO forum and discussed some of the issues both important to their constituency and the entire state, including moving towards single-payer healthcare. Watch the whole discussion.