Governor Dayton Urges Lawmakers to Help Minnesotans with Health Care Costs

Gov. Dayton says time is running out to help Minnesotans facing big health insurance premium hikes next year.

Rates are going up by as much as 67 percent next year for people who buy coverage individually.

Those who don’t qualify for federal subsidies will bear the costs entirely.

Dayton is urging lawmakers to agree to his plan for a premium rebate.

House Republicans have proposed different relief mechanisms while also discussing a longer-term overhaul.

The Democratic governor says broader fixes are also needed but can wait.

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