ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A House bill moving through committee would allow
Minnesotans to choose what conditions their health insurance covers.

The author, Republican Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa, says the bill would
cut costs by giving people the freedom to drop options they are unlikely to

Democratic opponents say the proposal would raise costs by reducing the amount
of people paying into insurance pools.

And Rep. Dave Pinto, a Democrat from St. Paul, says taxpayers would wind up
picking up the tab for people who couldn't pay the full cost of unexpected
issues not covered by their plans.