If federal policymakers fail to put forward a balanced deficit-reduction plan that includes significant revenues, Minnesota’s schools, roads and bridges, and communities would be substantially harmed, with serious implications for the state’s economy.
The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would make it more challenging for low- and middle-income families moving up the income ladder to purchase affordable health insurance. H.R. 436 – which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in early June – eliminates a tax on medical device companies. The Minnesota Budget Project strongly objects to the fact that the bill asks low- and middle-income families to pay the tab for the $30 billion in lost tax revenue.
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The Affordable Care Act, recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, includes a number of provisions to help people access health care. It allows children to stay on their parents’ insurance longer, prevents insurers from turning away those with pre-existing conditions, provides tax credits to make insurance more affordable, sets up a health insurance exchange to make it easier to find the right coverage and much more.