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Can You Believe This?

Friend,

Can you believe this? Just six months ago, Governor Dayton signed into law the creation of MNSure, Minnesota’s implementation of Obamacare. He was among the first of several Democrat governors to fall in lockstep with President Obama.

Apparently, our Governor didn’t read the bill.
 
Now Dayton says the program isn’t working and the number of Minnesotans adversely affected by the federal law is “staggering.”

  • After spending more than $150 million of YOUR money, not a single Minnesotan has been able to complete the enrollment process and pay for new coverage.
  • At least 140,000 Minnesotans have received letters from their current insurers informing them their plans will be discontinued.
  • As many as 1 in 20 Minnesotans will be forced to give up policies they like, with doctors of their choosing, and forced into more expensive policies that cover services they don’t need.

When asked about a 56 year old man being required to purchase maternity care, Dayton replied, “it defies common sense.”
 
Attempting to distance himself from a president whose approval numbers are tanking, Dayton told reporters that he has little influence as governor, but, he said, “the president promised that if people like their current policy, they could keep it.”
 
Little influence? Perhaps Governor Dayton should take another look at his job description. He didn’t have to sign MNSure into law forcing millions of Minnesotans to change their health care coverage.

Not one Republican voted for Obamacare. Not one. Governor Dayton brought Obamacare to Minnesota and he needs to take responsibility for the results of implementing the federal program through MNSure.
~ Republican Party of Minnesota

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ObamaCare Hurts Minnesotans

Franken’s Political Career Tied to Unpopular Law 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Al Franken is one of ObamaCare’s biggest proponents, but the unpopular law is already hurting the middle class and increasing health care costs in Minnesota,” said NRSC Press Secretary Brook Hougesen.

“The result of Al Franken’s relentless support of ObamaCare is that  dysfunctional Washington now stands between doctors and patients, which raises costs and lowers the quality of care.”

The disastrous ObamaCare launch has caused many to question whether Administration officials should be fired and the unpopular law be delayed. Meanwhile, Al Franken refuses to acknowledge that ObamaCare is causing health care costs to rise, that many people are not able to keep the plans and doctors that they are comfortable with, and that workers are seeing their hours cut and suffering the consequences.

The flawed website can’t be differentiated from the product. As the glitches and broken promises continue to come online, Franken will try to distance himself from ObamaCare. The truth is, however, that ObamaCare is Franken’s legacy and the problems run far deeper than the need for an IT specialist. If simply signing up for the program causes this kind of problem, imagine what a disaster trying to see a doctor will be for Minnesotans.

Make no mistake; it is the personal impact that ObamaCare will have on women, seniors, and families that is the real trainwreck for Democratic candidates who have tied themselves to the unpopular law.

In Minnesota:

  • Health care costs for individual market plans will increase 19%.
  • Seniors will see Medicare cuts to doctors and hospitals totaling more than $9,000 per Minnesota enrollee.
  • Minnesota  could have to increase Medicaid spending $423 million – $179 per household.
  • A 27 year old will see their premiums increase by 15% and a 50 year old by more than 22% according to the Heritage Foundation.

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