“My son died a very painful death, all because the price of insulin was not affordable,” said James Holt, supporting a plan DFL-endorsed candidate for governor Erin Murphy rolled out Tuesday for single-payer health coverage in Minnesota — including MinnesotaCare for all and eliminating H-M-Os. Murphy proposes the state contract directly with medical providers, which she says would mean “the people in Albert Lea don’t have to worry necessarily that their hospital is gonna close because Mayo doesn’t think they can make enough money there.”
But Republican-endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson warns with state-run single-payer, “You probably lose your doctor. You probably lose your hospital. Your wait times are gonna increase, and a bureaucrat is gonna decide whether you get coverage or not.” Johnson says removing government mandates, including Obamacare, will give Minnesotans more choices and bring health care costs down.
More in this Q&A with Murphy:
And this interview with Johnson: