Apr 7, 2013
Gov. Dayton recently signed legislation passed on a party-line vote to require Minnesota to establish and operate a federal health insurance exchange, a key element of President Obama's health care law.
Feb 18, 2013
As the key months for implementing the Affordable Care Act begin, 30 governors are resisting key provisions of the law. But these leaders don't need to act just as a phalanx of opposition; if they work with President Obama and Obama works with them, they can change the law's future for the better.
Feb 8, 2013
Kim Crockett testified against a proposal to raise taxes on cigarettes. Part of her testimony was featured in a KARE11 news story on the proposal.
Jan 31, 2013
The Affordable Care Act asks states to set up insurance exchanges to “facilitate the purchase of qualified health plans.” The primary goal of an insurance exchange is to extend affordable health coverage to low-income households via Medicaid and federal premium tax credits. There are at least three key strategies to best connect low-income households with affordable coverage through a state-based exchange.
Jan 16, 2013
Last week the Minnesota House and Senate introduced legislation to establish a state-based health insurance exchange. Unfortunately, after reviewing the legislation, it appears the legislature is moving in the wrong direction.
Sep 7, 2012
Peter Nelson answers these important questions: 1. What’s the state of health care in the United States today? 2. How does the United States’ health care system rank in comparison to the systems of other industrialized nations? 3.How will the Affordable Care Act affect how the U.S. health care system currently functions? 4. Do you have a particular personal experience that embodies why you think this debate/topic is important?
Jul 1, 2012
Democrats are in celebration mode over their recent victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. But they are mistaken if they think the court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—aka Obamacare—will end challenges to the law. The battle over health care has just begun.
Jun 28, 2012
“Today’s ruling is a stiff reminder that Americans cannot look to the Supreme Court to rescue us from the errors of Congress,” said Kim Crockett, COO and General Counsel at Center of the American Experiment.
Jun 28, 2012
This is a dark day for the American ideal of representative democracy within a republican form of government.
Jun 27, 2012
What is at stake for Minnesota?