Gov. Mark Dayton created two committees charged with forging and implementing the state’s health exchange plan, but Republicans are questioning whether he has the authority to move without the legislature.
Democrats won some big ballot issues on Nov. 8 against laws that would have taken away collective bargaining rights of public workers and further redefine abortion, but Republicans also have some reasons to be optimistic.
The medical device industry is a major backer of Rep. Erik Paulsen, with donations from industry Political Action Committees (PACs) and executives helping to make him the lead fundraiser in Minnesota’s House delegation.
Franken said the rule change could “disproportionately affect” agricultural producers “without necessarily improving student nutrition,” according to a press release.
Reps. Chip Cravaack, Michele Bachmann and John Kline lent their names to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday arguing that the Supreme Court should rule the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional.
Rep. Erik Paulsen saw a steep increase in donations from venture capitalists with an interest in health care after he testified to Congress in June that FDA processes should be streamlined, according to the New York Times.
Franken said the legislation is meant to ensure that seniors are able to receive care at home while being protected from elder abuse.
Medical device companies and executives have repaid Paulsen’s “tireless support” of their industry with hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.
About half the states outsource all health care in prisons. Correctional Medical Services has “provided medical and psychiatry staffing services to the Minnesota Department of Corrections since 1998″ at each of the state’s ten prisons, according to the company.