Legislators Finalize HHS Bill That Expands MinnesotaCare to Illegal Immigrants

Minnesota is poised to become the second state in the nation to allow illegal immigrants to enroll in a state health insurance program for low-income earners.

That’s according to a provision found inside an 844-page omnibus health and human services conference report that passed in the DFL-controlled House and Senate on Monday afternoon, during the final hours of the 2023 legislative session. The House passed the bill on a mostly party-line 69-64 vote. Rep. Dave Lislegard, of Aurora, was the lone Democrat who voted against the bill. The Senate voted to pass on party lines.

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DFL’s Abortion Agenda Hitting Roadblock, State Legislators Say

The Minnesota DFL’s abortion agenda could be in jeopardy, Democratic legislators revealed during a “reproductive freedom” rally at the Capitol Tuesday.

“We absolutely cannot stop with the PRO Act,” said Sen. Jen McEwen, DFL-Duluth, referring to the Protect Reproductive Options Act.

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Democrats Propose Expanding MinnesotaCare to Include Illegal Immigrants

by Anthony Gockowski   Democrats have introduced a bill that would make illegal immigrants eligible for MinnesotaCare, a state-subsidized health insurance program. The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Esther Agbaje, DFL-Minneapolis, and State Sen. Alice Mann, DFL-Edina, would allow “undocumented noncitizens” to qualify for the program. Lawfully present noncitizens are already…

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Tim Walz’s Christmas Wish List

Gov.-elect Tim Walz (D-MN) still has a few weeks to go before he’s sworn in as the next governor of Minnesota, but he’s already made several indications as to what voters can expect in his first budget proposal due early 2019. Since defeating Republican Jeff Johnson in the November midterms,…

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57,000 Minnesotans Would Lose Health Care Under MinnesotaCare Buy-In, Report Finds

A new report issued Wednesday found that 57,000 Minnesotans would lose their health insurance under Gov.-elect Tim Walz’s (D-MN) proposal to offer a MinnesotaCare buy-in option. The report, conducted by consulting firm Oliver Wyman, found that 57,000 fewer Minnesotans would have health insurance coverage from 2019 to 2020, an estimated…

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Attack Ad Falsely Claims That Jeff Johnson Wants to End Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions

Jeff Johnson

A new attack produced by Alliance for a Better Minnesota (ABM) falsely claims that Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson’s would allow “insurance companies” to “deny coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.” “300,000 Minnesotans will lose their health insurance under Jeff Johnson, and insurance companies could deny coverage for those with…

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