Governor Dayton is urging Congress to reject Republicans’ healthcare proposal. That’s in response to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s estimate that 14 million more Americans would be uninsured in 2018 and that number would grow to 24 million by 2026. Dayton says the GOP plan would make healthcare less affordable and accessible and would reduce subsidies for low-income, middle-income and older Minnesotans. And Dayton says Greater Minnesota would be hit the hardest, because the Republican tax credit does not recognize that healthcare costs more in some parts of our state. Dayton says “worst of all, the Republican bill limits Medicaid funding. ” He says the state could lose as much as $2 billion in federal funds for Medicaid and MinnesotaCare within 18 months. The governor made headlines back in October when he said the Affordable Care Act was “no longer affordable” to increasing numbers of people.