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Rep. Carlson Statement on Medical Assistance Expansion

Monday, February 11, 2013

ST. PAUL, MN –Today, the House passed Medical Assistance Expansion, HF 9, on a 71-56 vote.  HF 9 will expand health care coverage to an estimated 40,000 low-income, uninsured Minnesotans.  The federal government will pay 100 percent of the costs of the program until 2016, phasing down to 90 percent after 2020.

State Representative Lyndon Carlson (DFL-Crystal) released the following statement:

“Medicaid expansion will provide healthcare to additional Minnesotans at a very low cost to the state.  This legislation is a high priority and will be one of the first bills to reach Governor Dayton’s desk this session.  This federal funding will go a long way to help Minnesota families struggling with a lack of health insurance to get the care that they need.”

Rep. Carlson can be reached by phone at (651) 296-4255 or by email at



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