Posted at 7:32 AM on September 12, 2009
by Julia Schrenkler
Saturday, September 12, President Obama visits Minnesota to Why Minnesota? MPR's Tom Scheck tracks down the story,
The reasons for choosing Minnesota run from the political to the state's success in delivering low cost, high quality care. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DFL-Minn., said Obama's visit is meant to showcase the state's health care system, including the Mayo Clinic.
"He continues to use Minnesota as a paragon of how you can do things right," said Klobuchar. "He stood before the country and said, 'Why should Minnesota be punished because it offers high-quality, lower cost care?' I think it's only appropriate that he comes to Minnesota."
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