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Gov. Tim Walz, right, and Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey, middle right, meet with community members for a health care roundtable Monday in Rochester.

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Walz seeks support for health care proposals

By Matthew Stolle
mstolle@postbulletin.com


Health care has been a constant source of anxiety for Diane Hanson and her husband, Brad.

Last year, purchasing health insurance on the individual market would have cost the Rochester couple, who are in their early 60s, $27,000 a year in premiums, with a $6,000 per-person deductible. That was not sustainable, since it comprised half of the couple’s retirement income.

Instead, the Hansons opted to reduce their retirement income to below the 400 percent federal poverty threshold in order to qualify for federal tax credits, which reduced their health ...

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Debra Mills, a farmer from Lake City, shares her story with Gov. Tim Walz and Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey during a healthcare roundtable Monday in Rochester.

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