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Plan to cover healthcare for needy is unfair, Hennepin County, MN, says

Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 15, 2010
Hennepin County, MN, officials said a plan to charge Minnesota counties extra to cover healthcare for their neediest residents would have an unfair impact on the state's largest county and biggest public hospital. Struggling to figure out how to maintain a safety net in the face of massive state cuts, county commissioners were briefed by Hennepin County Medical Center officials on legislative proposals to partly salvage the state's health insurance program for the poorest Minnesotans, called General Assistance Medical Care. The $400 million program is slated to end March 1.