The Republican plan put forth by Senator David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) and Representative Steve Gottwalt (R-St. Cloud) allows people to open personal health premium accounts that would allow people to pool money from several sources, including employers, other family members and even charitable organizations to buy health insurance.
The DFL plan offered by Senator Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) and Representative Erin Murphy (DFL-St. Paul) would create a new website with comparison of private and public health care options and negotiate on behalf of consumers and small businesses for more affordable coverage options.
Senator Hayden hopes that Republicans will give the DFL bill more than an “informational hearing” so there can be a full debate on the ideas both parties are offering.
Above Republicans offer their alternative to the federal health care law. DFLers weigh in below.