Plans for health care payment reform
Health Care For All Minnesota advocates universal, affordable, comprehensive, high quality healthcare for every Minnesotan. We favor the following legislative solutions that accomplish that goal.
In the Minnesota Legislature: 2019 Session
Senator John Marty has introduced the Minnesota Health Plan in the Minnesota State Senate. For more details about the Minnesota Health Plan (MHP) visit this website.
Minnesota Health Plan bill number: SF 1125.
Introduced in the Minnesota Senate on February 11, 2019.
Referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy committee upon introduction.
Bill information, authors and status
Read the text of the bill
Clone bill numbers (needed to add more co-authors, click each bill number to see co-authors): SF 1126, SF 1127, SF 1128, SF 1129
HCA-MN is focused on health care payment reform in Minnesota, but we also track federal legislation.
In the United States Senate
Universal health care for Minnesotans could be provided by a nation-wide solution. The Medicare For All Act of 2019 introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders most closely aligns with our goals for health care. However, some criticisms of the bill are warranted. See the links below to understand our organization’s critique of this bill.
HCA-MN letter and critique on section 611(b) of S.1129
- Letter to Senator Sanders about section 611(b) from the boards of HCA-MN and PNHP-MN
- Critique of section 611(b) in S.1129 by HCA-MN Policy Advisor Kip Sullivan
In the United States House of Representatives
Rep. Pramila Jayapal has introduced the Medicare For All Act of 2019. This bill establishes an improved Medicare for All national health insurance program and aligns with HCA-MN’s vision and goals.
HR 1384 – Medicare For All Act of 2019 bill text, summary, and section by section summary