Democratic Governor Mark Dayton is blasting the health care proposal put forward by Republicans in the U-S House. He warns if funding is cut that drastically, states will have no choice but to raise expenditures beyond their means, reduce the number of recipients or cut quality of care. Dayton says, “16 million, or in this other case 14 million people would lose their insurance next year, 24 million in a decade. I mean, that should be end-of-discussion right there. I mean, how could anybody responsibly look at legislation that would have that effect?”
The controversial measure narrowed cleared a key committee today, and House Speaker Paul Ryan reiterated negotiations continue in an effort to produce a bill that can actually pass the U-S House.