In a Republican-controlled Legislature, Sen. Michelle Benson, R-Ham Lake, believes the best way forward in the health care debate is not repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but to stop health insurers from leaving the market.
Benson, the chair of the Senate's Health and Human Services Finance and Policy committee, pushed the reinsurance plan which allocates state money to help insurers cover unusually expensive claims in order to keep premiums low.
She talked about how other states are using "innovation waivers" from the federal government to explore ways to lower health care costs and increase access to doctors.
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