The House is expected to take up more
cuts to health and welfare programs on Tuesday to help balance the
Gov. Tim Pawlenty says Minnesota will opt out of running one of the first programs to take effect under the new health care law.
Although the bill does not include many of Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed welfare cuts, advocates for the poor and disabled say the bill does include other spending reductions that would hurt the state's most vulnerable residents.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty says hospitals will have no choice but to participate in a new health coverage program for low-income Minnesotans.
It looks like the deal to continue state-paid health care for Minnesota's poorest residents is unraveling. The Hennepin County Board has rejected a contract with the state to have Hennepin County Medical Center take part in a new version of General Assistance Medical Care.
A trio of House Democrats are pushing
legislation they say would bring the state $1 billion in federal
money to provide health coverage for Minnesotans.
Minnesota lawmakers are considering
tighter regulations for birth centers that offer an alternative to
delivering a baby in the hospital.
State Sen. Linda Berglin proposed an amendment on Tuesday that would remove what she calls an unintended and obscure barrier to welfare benefits.
A key DFL lawmaker unveiled a plan Monday to stop or delay the closure of several state facilities that serve the mentally ill and disabled.
A bill before the Senate Finance
Committee on Friday would require health plans to treat different
kinds of cancer drugs the same.
Gov. Pawlenty signed a bill Friday that continues state subsidized health care coverage for the state's poorest residents.
After weeks of legislative drama
involving a veto, a failed override, a lawsuit and a last-minute
deal, the Minnesota Legislature on Wednesday approved a compromise
plan to maintain state health coverage for more than 30,000
The Speaker of the Minnesota House says her chamber could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill to restore funding for a health insurance program for the poor.
A Senate health committee has squelched a
resolution urging Minnesota's congressional delegation to vote
against the federal health care overhaul.
The Democratic-led Senate has approved a
compromise plan to preserve state-run health care for more than
30,000 poor Minnesotans.