Agreement includes provision that allows Minnesota to maintain its waiver while still receiving funding for MinnesotaCare
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and a bipartisan group of senators, led by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), announced today they are introducing healthcare legislation based on the Alexander-Murray agreement reached earlier this week. The agreement includes a provision that allows Minnesota to maintain its waiver while still receiving funding for MinnesotaCare. Senator Klobuchar is an original cosponsor of the legislation.
“I worked with Senators Alexander and Murray on a commonsense solution to bring down healthcare costs and fought for a provision that allows Minnesota to maintain it waiver while still receiving funding for MinnesotaCare. This bill is an important step forward, but we still must do more to bring down costs for middle-class families. A big part of that is addressing the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. I have a bill that would finally lift the ban that makes it illegal for Medicare to negotiate prices for prescription drugs for 41 million American seniors – it has 33 Senate cosponsors – we should pass it now.”
In a recent healthcare debate on CNN with three other senators, Klobuchar focused on the bipartisan solutions that are a part of this agreement.