Representative Alice Hausman (DFL) raises the question of why the state of Minnesota will accept federal dollars for flooding, but not to pay for health care. She reads letters to the editor that raise that point. She says she came to the legislature intending to vote no on the flood aid bill, but has been convinced otherwise.
The UpTake asked Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty about why he accepted federal flood relief money, but not federal health care money:
Pawlenty responded that disaster relief is a priority. Health care reform is not. He said called the federal health care reform legislation “misguided.”