With the passage of our Health and Human Services budget on Monday, we’ve officially passed all of our budget proposals off the House floor. As chair of the Preventive Health Policy Division and a member of the Health Finance and Policy Committee, this was my most hands-on budget bill this session.
Pandemic or no, we need to invest in a health system that cares for and supports all Minnesotans, and our budget proposal sets us on that path. We’re tearing down the barriers to health care that too many of our neighbors face, whether it’s making prescription drugs more affordable, laying the groundwork for a public option, or addressing the inequities that exist in our system. We have the resources to build a healthier Minnesota if we only choose to make it a priority.
You can read more about our Health and Human Services budget proposal here, and you can read more about our other budget bills below:
Rent Assistance Now Available
For renters and housing providers continuing to struggle during these challenging economic times, new funds are now available to provide assistance. RentHelpMN has opened for applications, making it possible for low- and moderate-income renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020. It also makes provisions for those at risk of falling behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.