Bill includes premium relief, preservation of care, reforms to increase competition and choice
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota House overwhelmingly approved a package of health insurance relief and reform on Thursday and Gov. Mark Dayton signed it into law.
The package (S.F. 1) provides a 25-percent premium reduction to Minnesotans who do not qualify for MNsure tax credits on the individual market. It also includes key Republican-led reforms to preserve care for those receiving life-saving treatments and increase competition and consumer choice moving forward.
“I am pleased we were able to deliver relief to people who need it most, but the reform measures the House successfully advocated to include will be just as beneficial by increasing accessibility, ensuring continuity of coverage and containing costs for the long haul,” said Rep. Joe McDonald, R-Delano. “There is more work to do to improve health insurance delivery in our state, but this is a big first step so early in the session.”
The bill passed both bodies with wide, bipartisan support. Republican-led reforms in the final bill include: