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DFL Candidates for Governor Discuss Health Care at Rochester Forum

October 17, 2017 11:01 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Tonight five Democratic candidates running for governor answered a series of questions about health care in Minnesota.

They covered a variety of topics from handling the opioid epidemic, to treating mental health issues.

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There was a sense of understanding and agreement on many of these topics across the table.

One person at the forum asked a question about how these candidates would make health care more affordable in Minnesota if they became governor.

“Minnesota Care is tested and trusted, know that it works for people and if we provide care directly with providers, we can drive the kind of reform, putting the providers back in charge again and get better outcomes for people,” DFL candidate Erin Murphy said.

“What we need to get to is the best care that is affordable, so we have freedom from fear in the state of Minnesota,” DFL candidate Rebecca Otto said.

“We need to make sure that we, in Minnesota, change this entire dialogue, that we're all in this together, that we don't just talk about insurance reform, we talk about healthcare reform, about access, about well-care,” DFL candidate Tim Walz said.

“What we really need is to all be in one group, because we all need health care, this should be about health care, not health insurance,” DFL candidate Tina Liebling said. 

“I think the answer ultimately is, for the state of Minnesota, if we can't do it at the national level, to move to a Medicare for all model,” DFL candidate Paul Thissen said.

A similar Republican gubernatorial forum will be held Monday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the RCTC Heintz Center Common in Rochester.


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