Dayton, GOP legislators strike deal on insurance rebates
January 26, 2017
About 125,000 Minnesotans who face surging health insurance premiums can expect rebates funded by the state soon, thanks to a compromise finalized Wednesday between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republicans who control the Legislature.
The $326 million rebate plan has been the chief focus of activity at the State Capitol since lawmakers convened at the beginning of January. If the House and Senate pass it on Thursday as expected, Gov. Mark Dayton said he will sign it — giving both the DFL governor and Republican legislative majorities a bipartisan accomplishment early in the five-month legislative session.