Erin Murphy on Health Care
Allow only non-profit insurers to do business in the state
Debate opened with a motion to send back to conference committee provisions allowing for-profit insurers to do business in Minnesota. "Premiums would likely increase with for-profits because they are profit-seekers," said the Senator introducing the
motion, adding that there is no evidence that welcoming for-profit carriers into the state will stabilize the market.
Rep. Erin Murphy spoke in favor of sending the bill back to conference committee to strip out the for-profit provisions.
She said legislators were unprepared to vote on changing the state's 40-year policy of allowing only non-profit insurers to do business in the state. No health plans or academic health experts testified in either the regular or
conference committee to explain the changes to lawmakers, she said. "We really don't really know what this means," she said
Source: PoliticsInMinnesota.com on 2018 Minnesota Gubernatorial race
, Jan 26, 2017
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