Governor Dayton: Health Law ‘No Longer Affordable’
ST. PAUL (AP) - Minnesota's Democratic governor says the federal health care overhaul "is no longer affordable."
Gov. Mark Dayton made the stinging critique of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday while addressing questions about Minnesota's fragile health insurance market. Individual plans are facing double-digit increases after all insurers threatened to exit the market entirely.
His comments follow similar cost concerns - and criticism - nationwide. President Bill Clinton caused a stir last week after calling the law "the craziest thing in the world." He later backtracked.
Under Dayton, Minnesota had embraced Obama's health care law, creating its own health insurance exchange. Dayton now says Congress needs to fix the law to help bring down costs and stabilize the insurance market for shoppers who aren't covered by employers or public programs.