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News & Press Releases

  • Representative Thissen Previews Legislative Issues and Races on KSTP

    You can watch the video here:KSTP Legislative Leaders Debate   Read More...

  • HOUSE DFLers HAVE A PLAN ON HEALTH CARE

    When politicians talk about health care, too often the discussion is more about politics than health care. The result in Congress, and the Minnesota Legislature, is that progress is halted. Meanwhile, frustrated Minnesotans look at premium increases wondering why their leaders can’t work together to solve the problem.   Read More...

  • Rep. Thissen Plan on Health Care Gets National Attention

    From The Hill:Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature are proposing a plan to help people deal with sharp insurance premium increases in the state under ObamaCare. The plan would provide financial assistance to people whose incomes are currently too high to be eligible for the healthcare reform law's existing financial help. The plan comes two days after Minnesota’s Democratic governor, Mark Dayton, said that “the reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordab...  Read More...

  • Rep. Thissen Plan on Health Care Gets National Attention

    From The Hill:Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature are proposing a plan to help people deal with sharp insurance premium increases in the state under ObamaCare. The plan would provide financial assistance to people whose incomes are currently too high to be eligible for the healthcare reform law's existing financial help. The plan comes two days after Minnesota’s Democratic governor, Mark Dayton, said that “the reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordab...  Read More...

  • Representative Thissen Pushes for Relief for Minnesotans Facing Premium Increases

    Rep. Thissen promoted a plan today that would provide immediate relief to Minnesotans who will experience large premium increases on the individual market. The plan would provide a rebate to Minnesotans who are not eligible for federal tax credits under the Affordable Care Act and ensure that no Minnesotan in the individual market would pay more than 10 percent of their annual income on health insurance.   Read More...

  • "If Republicans Can't Get Bonding Bill Passed, DFL House Will"

    Rep. Paul Thissen continued his push for a special session to pass a bonding bill.  It has been 11 weeks since the end of the 2016 session without resolution on a bonding bill, tax bill, or transportation package, yet legislative leaders have not reached an agreement on a special session to finish the work of Minnesotans.   Read More...

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