Minnesota legislators advance health insurance plan
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 12, 2008
A plan to provide health insurance coverage for all Minnesotans through a government run program has been advanced by the state's DFL legislators. The Minnesota Health Plan was touted as the most effective way to transfer savings resulting from lower insurance overhead and other costs to provide coverage for an estimated 400,000 uninsured state residents. Spokespeople for Gov. Tim Pawlenty, however, said the governor is opposed to government-run healthcare and is working with a bi-partisan task force on other plans.