Single payer candidate in Minnesota
St. Paul, Minn. — The new national health care law is expected to be a big issue this year's election, but the DFL's endorsed candidate for governor has been promising to go one step further.
Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher pledged to DFL delegates this spring that she would enact a single-payer health plan in Minnesota, but now she says she wants to study the cost first.
Kelliher announced during the DFL Convention in April that she's committed to passing a single-payer health system. She sent a letter to the plan's biggest supporter, DFL Sen. John Marty saying she would sign it within two years of becoming governor.
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