Minn. Democrats Focus on Effort to Cover More Uninsured Kids
The House Democratic leader and a top adviser to Gov. Mark Dayton say Minnesota will start implementing a 2009 state law aimed at covering more uninsured children.
House Minority Leader Paul Thissen and Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson will announce the law's implementation at a Capitol news conference on Thursday, after the state got federal permission to go ahead.
The law, originally sponsored by Thissen, would remove a four-month waiting period for MinnesotaCare for qualifying families, among other changes.
They are talking about children's health insurance coverage after the state's ranking for children's coverage fell in a report released this week.
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