Letter: Sen. Carla Nelson has already suggested a plan to mitigate the damage MNsure has caused
It’s election time again, and politicians are going around, making promises and taking credit for everything coincidentally taking place in their districts. But, this time around, something’s different, and something’s rotten in St. Paul. Gov. Mark Dayton just admitted “the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable” and that premiums for 250,000 Minnesotans are going to double in price.
It never was affordable. Like one of Bernie Madoff’s investment scams, this financial nightmare was dead on arrival. Neither Americans nor Minnesotans have done better under the misnamed Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Hard-earned money that could have been better spent in family budgets has been wasted on the Obamacare train wreck.
It took until now for Gov. Dayton to finally realize that? Sen. Carla Nelson saw the writing on the wall, and called MNsure under Obamacare “an unmitigated disaster” three years ago. She sponsored legislation then to mitigate the damage, but the DFL-controlled Senate shelved her bill.
And what do Gov. Dayton’s cohorts, Tina Libeling and Rich Wright, think about this broken system under MNsure? They think a little adjusting here and a little tweaking there will fix this already broken-down, totaled vehicle.
I’ll be voting for Sen. Nelson, recipient of the National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award, for standing tall to support small and independent businesses.