Governor's Office News Release: Governor Dayton Urges Passage of MinnesotaCare Buy-In to Give Minnesotans Another, More Affordable Choice for Health Insurance
3/1/2018 11:43:03 AM
ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today urged state legislators to support and pass a “MinnesotaCare Buy-In” option this session. The proposal would allow all Minnesotans the choice to purchase their health insurance through MinnesotaCare – a state program that for 26 years has provided some eligible working Minnesota families a more affordable choice to purchase their health care. By giving every Minnesotan this choice, MinnesotaCare Buy-In would expand health care choices for Minnesotans everywhere in the state, increase competition in the individual health insurance market, and save Minnesotans money. The need for MinnesotaCare Buy-In was underscored by recently released data showing that Minnesota’s uninsured rate increased by 46 percent last year alone, due in part to rising insurance costs, leaving approximately 349,000 Minnesotans without coverage in 2017.