Governor Suggests Special Session to Deal With MNsure Rate Hikes
St. Paul, MN (Learfield Wire Service) - Governor Mark Dayton is, once again, raising the possibility of convening a special session of the Minnesota legislature.
Dayton spoke with reporters before a meeting with his cabinet about the huge premium increases faced by Minnesotans purchasing health insurance through MNsure. He indicated he is considering bringing state lawmakers back to St. Paul after the November election to deal with the issue.
At this point, the governor says he doesn’t know the specifics of a proposal to address the hefty rate hikes, but expects to be able to release something within the next week. DFL leaders in the Minnesota House have suggested a tax credit that could be used to limit a person's cost for purchasing health coverage to 10-percent of their income.