Last year President Obama made history with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, bringing health care to millions of uninsured Americans and guaranteeing preexisting conditions are covered. The Affordable Care Act is reaping benefits already in Minnesota with the implementation of early Medical Assistance, which will cover 90,000 Minnesotans while easing our state budget strain.
While we are moving in the right direction on health care, there is more we can do in Minnesota. I believe all Minnesotans should have access to quality, affordable health care. I also believe we need a health care system that can deliver on this goal without breaking the state bank for education, public safety, and many other vital services.