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Health care spending and the future of MinnesotaCare

House Republicans unveiled deeper cuts to state health care spending than those proposed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. This was one of the areas of disagreement that forced an extended special session in 2005. The GOP proposed a so-called "delete all" amendment to HF1422. The legislation from Rep. Fran Bradley, R-Rochester, would have removed another 2,700 parents from the MinnesotaCare program by setting a lower income limit. That's on top of about 27,000 adults, including some parents, who would lose eligibility for state programs under Pawlenty's budget. The cuts wouldn't trim children's coverage.

However, the $9 billion compromise increased funding for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities by 4 percent over the next two years. Senate DFLers are applauded a provision ensuring that MinnesotaCare recipients will continue to have health insurance. The differences in the legislation can be tracked below.

Here are the highlights of the bill:


-The state's cost for these programs adds up to $9 billion for the next two years.
-The Tobacco Health Impact Fee adds a wholesale charge of 75 cents per pack of cigarettes and doubles the wholesale fee for cigars, snuff and other tobacco products, raising about $400 million over the next two years.
-MinnesotaCare remains available to those who currently qualify. The bill repeals a $5,000 yearly limit on outpatient benefits and a $500 cap on dental services. Diabetics shouldn't run into limits on coverage of test strips and insulin equipment. Medical Assistance recipients will get lower copayments for drugs.
-Nursing homes will get back-to-back 2.6 percent bumps in state funding.
-People with disabilities will have more access to programs and funding to help them move out of institutions and live independently. Parents of disabled children will see lower fees for state-supported medical services.
-Abortion opponents got two of their priorities - a provision that encourages the use of anesthesia for the fetus during an abortion and a reduction in family planning grants by $1.9 million a year starting in 2007.

More from MPR:
Senate votes to lift limit on MinnesotaCare (03/31/2005)
House committee moves to make deeper cuts in MinnesotaCare than Pawlenty suggested (04/19/2005)
Lines drawn for health care debate (04/20/2005)
Stalemate over health care looms at Legislature (04/29/2005)
Senate approves health bill with MinnesotaCare expansion (05/04/2005)
Senate approves bill with MinnesotaCare expansion (05/04/2005)
House committee approves health-care cuts (05/21/2005)
Lawmakers weighing cost of preserving MinnesotaCare (07/12/2005)
Legislature passes budget, cigarette fee before heading home (07/13/2005)
Budget bills are signed; spin control continues (07/14/2005)

SORT VOTES BY: Name | District | Party | Vote
Governor's Desk
July 14, 2005

Result: Signed

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Budget bills are signed; spin control continues (07/14/2005)

Senate floor vote (special session)
July 13, 2005 (HF139)

The health bill put many legislators in a bind because it included the cigarette tax, but also other language favored by a powerful anti-abortion group. That meant conservative Republicans were forced to choose between breaking a no-new-taxes pledge or going against Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, which supported the bill. The full bill passed on a 60-to-6 vote.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Ellen R. Anderson DFL 66 FOR
Thomas M. Bakk DFL 06 AGAINST
Linda Berglin DFL 61 FOR
Don Betzold DFL 51 FOR
Satveer Chaudhary DFL 50 FOR
Richard J. Cohen DFL 64 FOR
D. Scott Dibble DFL 60 FOR
Leo T. Foley DFL 47 FOR
Linda Higgins DFL 58 FOR
John C. Hottinger DFL 23 FOR
Dean E. Johnson DFL 13 FOR
Steve Kelley DFL 44 FOR
Sheila M. Kiscaden DFL 30 FOR
Gary W. Kubly DFL 20 FOR
Keith Langseth DFL 09 FOR
Becky Lourey DFL 08 FOR
Sharon Marko DFL 57 FOR
John Marty DFL 54 FOR
James P. Metzen DFL 39 AGAINST
Mee Moua DFL 67 FOR
Steve Murphy DFL 28 FOR
Sandra L. Pappas DFL 65 FOR
Lawrence J. Pogemiller DFL 59 AGAINST
Yvonne Prettner Solon DFL 07 FOR
Jane B. Ranum DFL 63 FOR
Dallas C. Sams DFL 11 FOR
Tom Saxhaug DFL 03 FOR
Linda Scheid DFL 46 FOR
Rod Skoe DFL 02 AGAINST
Wesley J. Skoglund DFL 62 FOR
Dan Sparks DFL 27 FOR
LeRoy A. Stumpf DFL 01 FOR
David J. Tomassoni DFL 05 AGAINST
Jim Vickerman DFL 22 FOR
Charles W. Wiger DFL 55 FOR
Michele M. Bachmann Republican 52 FOR
William V. Belanger Republican 40 FOR
Dick Day Republican 26 FOR
Steve Dille Republican 18 FOR
Michelle L. Fischbach Republican 14 FOR
Dennis R. Frederickson Republican 21 FOR
David Gaither Republican 43 FOR
Chris Gerlach Republican 37 FOR
David Hann Republican 42 FOR
Debbie J. Johnson Republican 49 FOR
Michael J. Jungbauer Republican 48 FOR
Bob Kierlin Republican 31 FOR
Dave Kleis Republican 15 FOR
Paul E. Koering Republican 12 FOR
Cal Larson Republican 10 FOR
Brian LeClair Republican 56 AGAINST
Warren Limmer Republican 32 FOR
Mike McGinn Republican 38 FOR
Geoff Michel Republican 41 FOR
Thomas M. Neuville Republican 25 FOR
Sean R. Nienow Republican 17 FOR
Gen Olson Republican 33 FOR
Julianne E. Ortman Republican 34 FOR
Mark Ourada Republican 19 FOR
Pat Pariseau Republican 36 FOR
Mady Reiter Republican 53 FOR
Claire A. Robling Republican 35 FOR
Julie A. Rosen Republican 24 FOR
Carrie L. Ruud Republican 04 FOR
David H. Senjem Republican 29 FOR
Betsy L. Wergin Republican 16 FOR

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Legislature passes budget, cigarette fee before heading home (07/13/2005)

House floor vote (special session)
July 13, 2005 (HF139)

The full bill passed on an 88-to-40 vote. Contrary to the original bill that passed the House April 29, the bill generated by the Health and Human Services Working Group would not change eligibility requirements for people currently covered by MinnesotaCare. The bill would also repeal the limited benefits coverage cap of $5,000 for certain adults under MinnesotaCare. A priority of Rep. Fran Bradley (R-Rochester), sponsor of the bill, was to provide a cost of living increase for long-term care providers. The bill would give a 2.26 percent increase in long term care provider rates in 2006 and again in 2007. The bill also includes a 75-cents-a-pack increase in the cigarette tax.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Irv Anderson DFL 03A AGAINST
Joe Atkins DFL 39B AGAINST
Connie Bernardy DFL 51B AGAINST
Lyndon Carlson DFL 45B AGAINST
Karen Clark DFL 61A FOR
Jim Davnie DFL 62A FOR
David Dill DFL 06A AGAINST
Denise Dittrich DFL 47A FOR
John Dorn DFL 23B FOR
Kent Eken DFL 02A AGAINST
Keith Ellison DFL 58B FOR
Matt Entenza DFL 64A FOR
Patti Fritz DFL 26B FOR
Barbara Goodwin DFL 50A FOR
Mindy Greiling DFL 54A FOR
Rick Hansen DFL 39A FOR
Alice Hausman DFL 66B FOR
Debra Hilstrom DFL 46B AGAINST
Bill Hilty DFL 08A AGAINST
Frank Hornstein DFL 60B FOR
Melissa Hortman DFL 47B FOR
Larry Hosch DFL 14B FOR
Thomas Huntley DFL 07A FOR
Mike Jaros DFL 07B AGAINST
Ruth Johnson DFL 23A FOR
Sheldon Johnson DFL 67B FOR
Al Juhnke DFL 13B FOR
Margaret Anderson Kelliher DFL 60A FOR
Lyle Koenen DFL 20B FOR
Dan Larson DFL 63B FOR
Ron Latz DFL 44B FOR
Ann Lenczewski DFL 40B FOR
John Lesch DFL 66A AGAINST
Tina Liebling DFL 30A FOR
Bernard Lieder DFL 01B FOR
Leon Lillie DFL 55A FOR
Diane Loeffler DFL 59A FOR
Tim Mahoney DFL 67A AGAINST
Paul Marquart DFL 09B AGAINST
Frank Moe DFL 04A AGAINST
Joe Mullery DFL 58A AGAINST
Mary Murphy DFL 06B FOR
Michael Nelson DFL 46A AGAINST
Joe Opatz DFL 15B FOR
Mary Ellen Otremba DFL 11B FOR
Michael Paymar DFL 64B FOR
Gene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 31A FOR
Aaron Peterson DFL 20A FOR
Sandra Peterson DFL 45A AGAINST
Jeanne Poppe DFL 27B FOR
Tom Rukavina DFL 05A AGAINST
Maria Ruud DFL 42A FOR
Brita Sailer DFL 02B AGAINST
Bev Scalze DFL 54B FOR
Anthony Sertich DFL 05B AGAINST
Katie Sieben DFL 57A AGAINST
Steve Simon DFL 44A FOR
Nora Slawik DFL 55B FOR
Loren Solberg DFL 03B AGAINST
Cy Thao DFL 65A AGAINST
Paul Thissen DFL 63A FOR
Jean Wagenius DFL 62B FOR
Neva Walker DFL 61B AGAINST
Andy Welti DFL 30B FOR
Jim Abeler Republican 48B FOR
Ron Abrams Republican 43B FOR
Bruce Anderson Republican 19A AGAINST
Michael Beard Republican 35A FOR
Greg Blaine Republican 12B FOR
Fran Bradley Republican 29B FOR
Laura Brod Republican 25A FOR
Mark Buesgens Republican 35B AGAINST
Mike Charron Republican 56A AGAINST
Tony Cornish Republican 24B FOR
Ray Cox Republican 25B FOR
Lloyd Cybart Republican 37A FOR
Gregory M. Davids Republican 31B FOR
Chris DeLaForest Republican 49A AGAINST
Matt Dean Republican 52B AGAINST
Randy Demmer Republican 29A FOR
Jerry Dempsey Republican 28A FOR
Dan Dorman Republican 27A FOR
Rob Eastlund Republican 17A FOR
Ron Erhardt Republican 41A FOR
Sondra Erickson Republican 16A FOR
Brad Finstad Republican 21B FOR
Pat Garofalo Republican 36B FOR
Paul Gazelka Republican 12A FOR
Bob Gunther Republican 24A FOR
Tom Hackbarth Republican 48A AGAINST
Rod Hamilton Republican 22B FOR
Mary Liz Holberg Republican 36A AGAINST
Joe Hoppe Republican 34B FOR
Jeff Johnson Republican 43A AGAINST
Karen Klinzing Republican 56B AGAINST
Jim Knoblach Republican 15A FOR
Paul Kohls Republican 34A AGAINST
Philip Krinkie Republican 53A AGAINST
Morrie Lanning Republican 09A FOR
Doug Magnus Republican 22A FOR
Denny McNamara Republican 57B FOR
Doug Meslow Republican 53B FOR
Peter Nelson Republican 17B FOR
Scott Newman Republican 18A FOR
Bud Nornes Republican 10A FOR
Mark Olson Republican 16B ABSTAINED
Dennis Ozment Republican 37B FOR
Erik Paulsen Republican 42B FOR
Maxine Penas Republican 01A FOR
Joyce Peppin Republican 32A AGAINST
Neil W. Peterson Republican 41B FOR
Duke Powell Republican 40A AGAINST
Connie Ruth Republican 26A FOR
Char Samuelson Republican 50B FOR
Marty Seifert Republican 21A FOR
Dan Severson Republican 14A FOR
Dean Simpson Republican 10B FOR
Steve Smith Republican 33A AGAINST
Judy Soderstrom Republican 08B FOR
Steve Sviggum Republican 28B FOR
Barb Sykora Republican 33B FOR
Kathy Tingelstad Republican 49B FOR
Dean Urdahl Republican 18B FOR
Ray Vandeveer Republican 52A AGAINST
Lynn Wardlow Republican 38B FOR
Andrew Westerberg Republican 51A FOR
Torrey Westrom Republican 11A FOR
Tim Wilkin Republican 38A AGAINST
Kurt Zellers Republican 32B AGAINST
Senate floor vote with MinnesotaCare expansion
May 4, 2005 (SF2278)

An $8.7 billion health package that would expand the MinnesotaCare insurance program passed 38-29 in the Democrat-controlled Senate, setting up an end-of-session struggle with the Republican-led House and Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The legislation, which got votes from a few Republicans, would add more childless adults to the current MinnesotaCare rolls and let small companies buy into the plan for their workers.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Ellen R. Anderson DFL 66 FOR
Thomas M. Bakk DFL 06 FOR
Linda Berglin DFL 61 FOR
Don Betzold DFL 51 FOR
Satveer Chaudhary DFL 50 FOR
Richard J. Cohen DFL 64 FOR
D. Scott Dibble DFL 60 FOR
Leo T. Foley DFL 47 FOR
Linda Higgins DFL 58 FOR
John C. Hottinger DFL 23 FOR
Dean E. Johnson DFL 13 FOR
Steve Kelley DFL 44 FOR
Sheila M. Kiscaden DFL 30 FOR
Gary W. Kubly DFL 20 FOR
Keith Langseth DFL 09 FOR
Becky Lourey DFL 08 FOR
Sharon Marko DFL 57 AGAINST
John Marty DFL 54 FOR
James P. Metzen DFL 39 FOR
Mee Moua DFL 67 FOR
Steve Murphy DFL 28 FOR
Sandra L. Pappas DFL 65 FOR
Lawrence J. Pogemiller DFL 59 FOR
Yvonne Prettner Solon DFL 07 FOR
Jane B. Ranum DFL 63 FOR
Ann H. Rest DFL 45 AGAINST
Dallas C. Sams DFL 11 FOR
Tom Saxhaug DFL 03 FOR
Linda Scheid DFL 46 AGAINST
Rod Skoe DFL 02 FOR
Wesley J. Skoglund DFL 62 FOR
Dan Sparks DFL 27 FOR
LeRoy A. Stumpf DFL 01 FOR
David J. Tomassoni DFL 05 FOR
Jim Vickerman DFL 22 FOR
Charles W. Wiger DFL 55 FOR
Michele M. Bachmann Republican 52 AGAINST
William V. Belanger Republican 40 AGAINST
Dick Day Republican 26 AGAINST
Steve Dille Republican 18 FOR
Michelle L. Fischbach Republican 14 FOR
Dennis R. Frederickson Republican 21 FOR
David Gaither Republican 43 AGAINST
Chris Gerlach Republican 37 AGAINST
David Hann Republican 42 AGAINST
Debbie J. Johnson Republican 49 AGAINST
Michael J. Jungbauer Republican 48 AGAINST
Bob Kierlin Republican 31 FOR
Dave Kleis Republican 15 AGAINST
Paul E. Koering Republican 12 FOR
Cal Larson Republican 10 AGAINST
Brian LeClair Republican 56 AGAINST
Warren Limmer Republican 32 AGAINST
Mike McGinn Republican 38 AGAINST
Geoff Michel Republican 41 AGAINST
Thomas M. Neuville Republican 25 AGAINST
Sean R. Nienow Republican 17 AGAINST
Gen Olson Republican 33 AGAINST
Julianne E. Ortman Republican 34 AGAINST
Mark Ourada Republican 19 AGAINST
Pat Pariseau Republican 36 AGAINST
Mady Reiter Republican 53 AGAINST
Claire A. Robling Republican 35 AGAINST
Julie A. Rosen Republican 24 AGAINST
Carrie L. Ruud Republican 04 AGAINST
David H. Senjem Republican 29 AGAINST
Betsy L. Wergin Republican 16 AGAINST

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Senate approves health bill with MinnesotaCare expansion (05/04/2005)

House Floor vote with MinnesotaCare cuts
April 29, 2005 (HF 1422)

Over bitter objections from some Democrats, the Republican-controlled House approved an $8.1 billion health budget bill that would eliminate public health insurance for at least 24,000 adults. The bill passed on a vote of 74-59. The legislation cuts deeper than Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposal to remove 22,500 adults from state health programs, according to updated projections from the Department of Human Services. Most of the reductions would fall on childless adults who use the MinnesotaCare program.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Irv Anderson DFL 03A AGAINST
Joe Atkins DFL 39B AGAINST
Connie Bernardy DFL 51B AGAINST
Lyndon Carlson DFL 45B AGAINST
Karen Clark DFL 61A AGAINST
Jim Davnie DFL 62A AGAINST
David Dill DFL 06A AGAINST
Denise Dittrich DFL 47A AGAINST
John Dorn DFL 23B AGAINST
Kent Eken DFL 02A AGAINST
Keith Ellison DFL 58B AGAINST
Matt Entenza DFL 64A AGAINST
Patti Fritz DFL 26B FOR
Barbara Goodwin DFL 50A AGAINST
Mindy Greiling DFL 54A AGAINST
Rick Hansen DFL 39A AGAINST
Alice Hausman DFL 66B AGAINST
Debra Hilstrom DFL 46B AGAINST
Bill Hilty DFL 08A AGAINST
Frank Hornstein DFL 60B AGAINST
Melissa Hortman DFL 47B AGAINST
Larry Hosch DFL 14B FOR
Thomas Huntley DFL 07A FOR
Mike Jaros DFL 07B AGAINST
Ruth Johnson DFL 23A AGAINST
Sheldon Johnson DFL 67B AGAINST
Al Juhnke DFL 13B AGAINST
Phyllis Kahn DFL 59B AGAINST
Margaret Anderson Kelliher DFL 60A AGAINST
Lyle Koenen DFL 20B FOR
Dan Larson DFL 63B AGAINST
Ron Latz DFL 44B AGAINST
Ann Lenczewski DFL 40B FOR
John Lesch DFL 66A AGAINST
Tina Liebling DFL 30A AGAINST
Bernard Lieder DFL 01B AGAINST
Leon Lillie DFL 55A AGAINST
Diane Loeffler DFL 59A AGAINST
Tim Mahoney DFL 67A AGAINST
Carlos Mariani DFL 65B AGAINST
Paul Marquart DFL 09B FOR
Frank Moe DFL 04A AGAINST
Joe Mullery DFL 58A AGAINST
Mary Murphy DFL 06B FOR
Michael Nelson DFL 46A AGAINST
Joe Opatz DFL 15B AGAINST
Mary Ellen Otremba DFL 11B FOR
Michael Paymar DFL 64B AGAINST
Gene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 31A FOR
Aaron Peterson DFL 20A AGAINST
Sandra Peterson DFL 45A AGAINST
Jeanne Poppe DFL 27B AGAINST
Tom Rukavina DFL 05A AGAINST
Maria Ruud DFL 42A AGAINST
Brita Sailer DFL 02B AGAINST
Bev Scalze DFL 54B AGAINST
Anthony Sertich DFL 05B AGAINST
Katie Sieben DFL 57A AGAINST
Steve Simon DFL 44A AGAINST
Nora Slawik DFL 55B AGAINST
Loren Solberg DFL 03B AGAINST
Cy Thao DFL 65A AGAINST
Paul Thissen DFL 63A AGAINST
Jean Wagenius DFL 62B AGAINST
Neva Walker DFL 61B AGAINST
Andy Welti DFL 30B AGAINST
Jim Abeler Republican 48B FOR
Ron Abrams Republican 43B AGAINST
Bruce Anderson Republican 19A FOR
Michael Beard Republican 35A FOR
Greg Blaine Republican 12B FOR
Fran Bradley Republican 29B FOR
Laura Brod Republican 25A FOR
Mark Buesgens Republican 35B FOR
Mike Charron Republican 56A FOR
Tony Cornish Republican 24B FOR
Ray Cox Republican 25B FOR
Lloyd Cybart Republican 37A FOR
Gregory M. Davids Republican 31B FOR
Chris DeLaForest Republican 49A FOR
Matt Dean Republican 52B FOR
Randy Demmer Republican 29A FOR
Jerry Dempsey Republican 28A FOR
Dan Dorman Republican 27A FOR
Rob Eastlund Republican 17A FOR
Tom Emmer Republican 19B FOR
Ron Erhardt Republican 41A AGAINST
Sondra Erickson Republican 16A FOR
Brad Finstad Republican 21B FOR
Pat Garofalo Republican 36B FOR
Paul Gazelka Republican 12A FOR
Bob Gunther Republican 24A FOR
Tom Hackbarth Republican 48A FOR
Rod Hamilton Republican 22B FOR
Bud Heidgerken Republican 13A FOR
Mary Liz Holberg Republican 36A FOR
Joe Hoppe Republican 34B FOR
Larry Howes Republican 04B FOR
Jeff Johnson Republican 43A FOR
Karen Klinzing Republican 56B FOR
Jim Knoblach Republican 15A FOR
Paul Kohls Republican 34A FOR
Philip Krinkie Republican 53A FOR
Morrie Lanning Republican 09A FOR
Doug Magnus Republican 22A FOR
Denny McNamara Republican 57B FOR
Doug Meslow Republican 53B FOR
Peter Nelson Republican 17B FOR
Scott Newman Republican 18A FOR
Bud Nornes Republican 10A FOR
Dennis Ozment Republican 37B FOR
Erik Paulsen Republican 42B FOR
Maxine Penas Republican 01A FOR
Joyce Peppin Republican 32A FOR
Neil W. Peterson Republican 41B FOR
Duke Powell Republican 40A FOR
Connie Ruth Republican 26A FOR
Char Samuelson Republican 50B FOR
Marty Seifert Republican 21A FOR
Dan Severson Republican 14A FOR
Dean Simpson Republican 10B FOR
Steve Smith Republican 33A FOR
Judy Soderstrom Republican 08B FOR
Steve Sviggum Republican 28B FOR
Barb Sykora Republican 33B FOR
Kathy Tingelstad Republican 49B FOR
Dean Urdahl Republican 18B FOR
Ray Vandeveer Republican 52A FOR
Lynn Wardlow Republican 38B FOR
Andrew Westerberg Republican 51A FOR
Torrey Westrom Republican 11A FOR
Tim Wilkin Republican 38A FOR
Kurt Zellers Republican 32B FOR

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Stalemate over health care looms at Legislature (04/29/2005)

Health Policy and Finance Committee vote on health
April 21, 2005 (HF1422)

In the 328-page bill, nursing homes, long-term-care facilities and home-health-care agencies would receive an annual two-percent increase in the bill. The House Republican plan cuts 30,000 people off of MinnesotaCare, a state-subsidized health insurance program for the working poor. The bill would also cut payments to hospitals and require others enrolled in state health programs to pay higher out-of-pocket costs.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Kent Eken DFL 02A AGAINST
Barbara Goodwin DFL 50A AGAINST
Thomas Huntley DFL 07A AGAINST
Mary Ellen Otremba DFL 11B FOR
Cy Thao DFL 65A AGAINST
Paul Thissen DFL 63A AGAINST
Neva Walker DFL 61B AGAINST
Jim Abeler Republican 48B FOR
Fran Bradley Republican 29B FOR
Matt Dean Republican 52B FOR
Tom Emmer Republican 19B FOR
Brad Finstad Republican 21B FOR
Joyce Peppin Republican 32A FOR
Duke Powell Republican 40A FOR
Char Samuelson Republican 50B FOR
Tim Wilkin Republican 38A FOR

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Lines drawn for health care debate (04/20/2005)

Senate passes MnCare limit repeal
March 31, 2005 (SF255)

The Minnesota Senate has voted to lift a cap on state-subsdized health care benefits for some low-income Minnesotans. Currently, MinnesotaCare health coverage is limited to $5,000 for adults who have no children. Opponents of the bill say the state needs to trim health care costs, rather than expanding benefits.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Ellen R. Anderson DFL 66 FOR
Thomas M. Bakk DFL 06 FOR
Linda Berglin DFL 61 FOR
Don Betzold DFL 51 FOR
Satveer Chaudhary DFL 50 FOR
Richard J. Cohen DFL 64 FOR
D. Scott Dibble DFL 60 FOR
Leo T. Foley DFL 47 FOR
Linda Higgins DFL 58 FOR
John C. Hottinger DFL 23 FOR
Dean E. Johnson DFL 13 FOR
Steve Kelley DFL 44 FOR
Sheila M. Kiscaden DFL 30 FOR
Gary W. Kubly DFL 20 FOR
Keith Langseth DFL 09 FOR
Becky Lourey DFL 08 FOR
Sharon Marko DFL 57 FOR
John Marty DFL 54 FOR
James P. Metzen DFL 39 FOR
Mee Moua DFL 67 FOR
Steve Murphy DFL 28 FOR
Sandra L. Pappas DFL 65 FOR
Lawrence J. Pogemiller DFL 59 FOR
Yvonne Prettner Solon DFL 07 FOR
Jane B. Ranum DFL 63 FOR
Ann H. Rest DFL 45 FOR
Dallas C. Sams DFL 11 FOR
Tom Saxhaug DFL 03 FOR
Linda Scheid DFL 46 FOR
Rod Skoe DFL 02 FOR
Wesley J. Skoglund DFL 62 FOR
Dan Sparks DFL 27 FOR
LeRoy A. Stumpf DFL 01 FOR
David J. Tomassoni DFL 05 FOR
Jim Vickerman DFL 22 FOR
Charles W. Wiger DFL 55 FOR
Michele M. Bachmann Republican 52 AGAINST
William V. Belanger Republican 40 FOR
Dick Day Republican 26 AGAINST
Steve Dille Republican 18 FOR
Michelle L. Fischbach Republican 14 FOR
Dennis R. Frederickson Republican 21 FOR
David Gaither Republican 43 AGAINST
Chris Gerlach Republican 37 AGAINST
David Hann Republican 42 AGAINST
Debbie J. Johnson Republican 49 AGAINST
Michael J. Jungbauer Republican 48 AGAINST
Bob Kierlin Republican 31 FOR
Dave Kleis Republican 15 FOR
Paul E. Koering Republican 12 FOR
Cal Larson Republican 10 AGAINST
Brian LeClair Republican 56 AGAINST
Warren Limmer Republican 32 AGAINST
Mike McGinn Republican 38 AGAINST
Geoff Michel Republican 41 AGAINST
Thomas M. Neuville Republican 25 AGAINST
Sean R. Nienow Republican 17 FOR
Gen Olson Republican 33 AGAINST
Julianne E. Ortman Republican 34 AGAINST
Pat Pariseau Republican 36 FOR
Mady Reiter Republican 53 AGAINST
Claire A. Robling Republican 35 FOR
Julie A. Rosen Republican 24 FOR
Carrie L. Ruud Republican 04 FOR
David H. Senjem Republican 29 AGAINST
Betsy L. Wergin Republican 16 FOR

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Senate votes to lift limit on MinnesotaCare (03/31/2005)

Senate Finance Committee approves bill
March 24, 2005 (S.F. 255)

The Finance Committee approves the elimination of the cap on MnCare benefits on a 19-1 vote.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Linda Berglin DFL 61 FOR
Satveer Chaudhary DFL 50 FOR
Richard J. Cohen DFL 64 FOR
D. Scott Dibble DFL 60 FOR
John C. Hottinger DFL 23 FOR
Sheila M. Kiscaden DFL 30 FOR
Keith Langseth DFL 09 FOR
James P. Metzen DFL 39 FOR
Steve Murphy DFL 28 FOR
Sandra L. Pappas DFL 65 FOR
Jane B. Ranum DFL 63 FOR
LeRoy A. Stumpf DFL 01 FOR
Charles W. Wiger DFL 55 FOR
Michelle L. Fischbach Republican 14 FOR
Dennis R. Frederickson Republican 21 FOR
Chris Gerlach Republican 37 AGAINST
Bob Kierlin Republican 31 FOR
Sean R. Nienow Republican 17 FOR
Gen Olson Republican 33 FOR
Pat Pariseau Republican 36 FOR