MinnesotaCare is a federal/state health care program for low income residents. Members pay insurance premiums based on their incomes. The program works, which is why conservatives have been targeting it for elimination, for a good many years, now. Including currently.
Federal funds available through the Affordable Care Act could pay for an improved MinnesotaCare in the form of a Basic Health Plan. But right-wing groups in MN are calling for Minnesota to refuse this money - trying to instead push most of these low-income working Minnesotans onto the Health Benefits Exchange instead, where some would see their annual health care premiums double or even triple in cost.
Word is that we'll find out about the ACA, tomorrow.