Gov. Dayton: Health Law ‘No Longer Affordable’

Critique of the Affordable Care Act

Minnesota’s governor says the federal health care overhaul “is no longer affordable.”

Governor Mark Dayton made the stinging critique of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, while addressing questions about Minnesota’s fragile health insurance market. Individual plans are facing double-digit increases after all insurers threatened to exit the market entirely.

His comments follow similar cost concerns and criticism nationwide. President Bill Clinton caused a stir last week after calling the law “the craziest thing in the world,” which he later backtracked.

Under Dayton, Minnesota has embraced Obama’s healthcare law, creating its own health insurance exchange.

Dayton now says Congress needs to fix the law to help bring down costs and stabilize the insurance market for shoppers who aren’t covered by employers or public programs.

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