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St. Paul, Minnesota—Today Governor Mark Dayton and Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson announced a health care cost-savings agreement with four of Minnesota’s major health care plans—BlueCross BlueShield, Medica, HealthPartners, and UCare. Each plan agreed to place a one-time, 1% cap on revenue associated with managed care contracts. Any amount over 1% will be placed in the state’s General and Health Care Access Funds in April 2012.
In response to the announcement, State Representative Tom Huntley (Duluth—DFL) and State Representative Erin Murphy (St. Paul—DFL) issued the following statements:
“We are facing incredible financial strains on programs that service our seniors, disabled, and children. The agreement announced today is a major step forward in resolving the state’s rising health care costs, while remaining dedicated to delivering the best health care, at the best price to Minnesotans."
State Rep. Tom Huntley (DFL – Duluth)
"Once again today, the Governor has shown real leadership on health care to deliver better health outcomes at a better price to Minnesota taxpayers. In stark contrast, Republicans are trying to dismantle reforms and canceling savings to Minnesota taxpayers by repealing early MA. The Governor has the right idea on health care – let’s go forward, not in reverse."
State Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL – St. Paul)
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