MEDPAC says Horner is just what the doctor ordered.

The Minnesota Medical Association's Political Action Committee, MEDPAC, has endorsed the Independence Party's Tom Horner for governor. The PAC announced the endorsement this morning in a news release.

The PAC says Horner's support for adopting the MA expansion and his approach to balancing the budget are two of the reasons why the members are supporting him. The group also said Horner's pledge to increase the cigarette tax is also a factor.

"Tom Horner will be an outstanding governor for Minnesota's physicians, patients, and larger medical community," said Dr. Michael Tedford, chair of MEDPAC and an otolaryngologist from Minneapolis. "His deep knowledge of the health care community, as well as his balanced approach to solving the problems facing our state, will serve Minnesotans well as we seek smart, affordable, comprehensive solutions to our health care concerns."

"The issues of access to affordable, quality health care demand a leader who is willing to work with all stakeholders, and with members of all political parties. Horner is that leader," Tedford said.

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