Published: | Updated: 03.21.13
Governor Dayton made history today by signing into law the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Act and bringing a new, consumer-friendly health insurance marketplace to Minnesota families and small businesses. The following is a statement from Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota President & CEO, Sarah Stoesz.
We applaud the legislature and Governor Dayton on this historic achievement for Minnesota. Nearly 300,000 currently uninsured Minnesotans will gain access to quality, affordable health care because of this landmark legislation.
The Affordable Care Act marks the greatest advancement for women's health in a generation. It will ensure that every woman has access to comprehensive, preventive health care including life-saving cancer screenings, birth control and pap tests with no out-of-pocket costs to them.
As leaders across our state continue to work to implement the Affordable Care Act we commend them for their tireless work to make Minnesota a healthier state.
For more than 80 years, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota has worked in our region to make sure all people have the information and the means to make free and responsible decisions about whether and when to have children. Planned Parenthood operates 20 clinics in Minnesota and South Dakota and an Online Health Center, providing quality and affordable family planning, reproductive health care services and education to nearly 64,000 women and men each year.
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