Why is “reinsurance”, to hold down health insurance premiums, *not* in a major commerce budget bill — the question Republicans are asking during today’s (Thurs) House floor debate.  Minority Leader Kurt Daudt says leaders emerged from “super-secret… back-room negotiations”…

“And they emerge with a deal, and that deal doesn’t include the most successful health insurance program in the last four years?”

Democrats say reinsurance will cost Minnesotans 415 million dollars, and the state doesn’t get that amount of return from the program.  Under reinsurance, the state picks up the cost of health care for the most seriously-ill Minnesotans, with the goal of holding down health insurance premiums for everyone else.