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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Walz Statement on AHCA Impact on MinnesotaCare

May 5, 2017
Press Release

MANKATO, MN – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) released the following statement on the American Health Care Act’s impact on MinnesotaCare. According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), as of January 1, 2020, the Republican bill, which passed the House yesterday, would in essence terminate all federal funding for MinnesotaCare, which covers more than 100,000 Minnesotans:

“Without any hearings, without any testimony, without a CBO score, and without the support of virtually all the major patient advocacy groups, House Republicans recklessly rushed this bill’s passage. As a result, over 100,000 of our fellow Minnesotans are at risk of losing their health insurance.

“It’s still not too late for Republicans to stop this AHCA madness and work together with Democrats to improve our health care system for all Minnesotans. I remain ready to work with my Republican colleagues on common sense improvements as soon as they are willing.”

MinnesotaCare serves working Minnesotans who are ineligible for Medicaid due to their income being above 133% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) but below 200% of the FPL.