Dayton proposes 'public option' for health insurance
January 25, 2017
ST. PAUL -- A new form of health insurance could be available next year to Minnesotans in the individual health insurance market if a proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton gains approval of state legislators and the federal government.
About 250,000 people buy health insurance from the individual market. Dayton's "public option" would allow those who do not receive federal subsidies to buy a plan based on MinnesotaCare, which provides subsidized insurance to the state's working poor.