State House Approves Health Bill
According to the MPR website (http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/04/20/healthbill/), the State House has approved a bill for $10 billion to spend on health, about 30 cents out of every state dollar. I found this blurb interesting because it mentioned that Republicans are fighting against the bill because the bill would be "leading toward a government-run health system." I thought that this write-up fit well with the health care section that we are currently studying as it is what we are studying in action right at the moment.
Public funding for abortion also barely passed as the majority in the house, while attempts to raid family planning also failed. Many changes to the welfare system were also proposed, as well as more funding for children's health insurance. I find it interesting to see what our state values within these issues and how our state is duking out what is and is not important. It is also interesting to see how political parties play a large part in how our healthcare is funded in the state.