Governor Mark Dayton wants state lawmakers to pass legislation this first week of session to help Minnesotans hit with large health insurance premium increases on the MNsure exchange. Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says about that:
Incoming Senate Republican Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (guh-ZELL-cuh) says a key long-term reform would spread health care costs for high-risk groups to a larger number of people. And should that be done the same time as short-term relief?
Gazelka says health insurance companies need to know that issue is taken care of, to avoid another round of premium hikes as they begin setting rates for 2018.
Dayton is calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation this week which would reduce health care premiums 25 percent for those hit with big increases on MNsure.