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State Representative Sandra Masin

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Posted: 2017-01-20
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STATEMENT: Rep. Masin disappointed at pace and nature of premium relief (January 20, 2017)



Minnesota House of Representatives

District 51A 651-296-3533 – rep.sandra.masin@house.mn

335 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155




Daniel Borgertpoepping 651.296.9873

January 20, 2017

Masin disappointed in lack of health care relief


SAINT PAUL, MN—  Following the passage of the GOP-sponsored health insurance premium relief bill, HF 1, off the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday, Rep. Sandra Masin (DFL – Eagan) expressed her concern at its failure to provide relief in a timely manner to Minnesota families.

“It’s disappointing. I wanted real relief in a timely fashion for my constituents and for every Minnesotan facing these high premiums and now that may not happen,” said Masin, referring to the lengthy timeline required to implement the Republican bill.

An amendment to HF 1 was made as well, repealing a litany of health issues that insurance companies are currently required to cover, including cancer treatment, mental health and diabetes.

“This is a damaging amendment to pass. It makes no sense for people not to be covered for eventualities they often have no control over,” said Masin. “This was all done in an effort to make insurance cheaper, but there’s no point to cheap insurance if you do not have good coverage.”

The bill will now go into conference committee, where differences between it and the version the Senate passed last week will be reconciled.

Rep. Sandra Masin can be reached at the Capitol at 651-296-3533 or by email at rep.sandra.masin@house.mn.



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