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Health Care bill will help Minnesota budget deficit

State Rep. Tom Huntley of Duluth, one of the Legislature’s health care gurus, said the federal health care bill passed Sunday will reduce the state’s budget deficit by $300 million, about 30 percent of the billion-dollar hole.

Huntley talked with reporters this morning, and Mary Lahammer of TPT notes that Huntley expects universal health coverage in Minnesota by 2014. And he says that the federal help will change how the state reconfigures the GAMC bill, because many of those needing that insurance will now be covered by expanded Medicaid.

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  1. Submitted by Ralf Wyman on 03/22/2010 - 03:47 pm.

    One question is, will Pawlenty join in the right-wing 10th amendment fight against HCR?

    Seems highly unlikely to negate this important budget improvement.

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