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House Minority Leader Erin Murphy of St. Paul talks Wednesday about her bill that would keep MinnesotaCare insurance as an option for low-income individuals and families. Watching is Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson. Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey

Lawmakers push to keep state health care program

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ST. PAUL – Thousands of lower-income Minnesotans could continue to get health insurance from the state even as major reforms take root under a plan lawmakers moved forward Wednesday.


House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, said the state needs to update and continue MinnesotaCare, a health insurance program that serves “people who are working but don’t have access to affordable health care.”

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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