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Our Democracy Is A Fragile Entity
by Dave Mindeman

I think we learned something very important in last night's debate. We learned how truly fragile our Democracy really is.

Aside from the usual banter in the debate, the fundamental principle of democratic elections was trampled on last night. We believe in the majority rule principle. We debate and argue about the issues, but we never, ever question the outcome of an election. We accept it. We acknowledge it as the end result.

Trump said the unthinkable last night. He questioned the election outcome - well before the tally is even begun. He is . . .
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The State Of The MN Congressional Races
by Dave Mindeman

The Minnesota Congressional races have settled into some patterns of late. The 7th District has been quiet and Collin Peterson looks safe. The same can be said for Tim Walz in the 1st. Ellison in the 5th and McCollum in the 4th have been coasting in Democratic strongholds. And Emmer seems to be safe in the 6th.

The 2nd, the 3rd, and the 8th have all the action this time around.

In a recent poll in the Second Congressional District, Democrat Angie Craig is holding a 5 point lead over Jason Lewis. While . . .
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Jason Lewis Needs To Figure Out How Health Care Works
by Dave Mindeman

Almanac had the 2nd District Congressional candidates on the couch last night for a "conversation". I doubt it was any kind of game changer but it had some interesting moments.

Lewis was attacking Craig on the ACA while deflecting any criticism about his past controversial statements.

At one point, they played the Congressional House Republican sponsored ad that attacked Angie Craig about Obamacare. This is a pretty convoluted ad and let me explain why. In that commercial they site the lobbying figure of St. Jude to kill the medical device tax - as . . .
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Support The MN Senate Health Care Proposal - It Is Excellent
by Dave Mindeman

I want to go back into healthcare today. There is a lot of simplifying going on for some much more complex issues. And Republicans are only into using the issue without any intention to fix it.

The Democratic Senate put out an excellent fix for the individual market problem. For those of you who did not see it, the parts that are most relevant are:

1. Creating a compatible high risk pool.
2. Minnesota Care expansion to add people up to a certain income.
3. Full Minnesota Care option.
4. Ability to opt out . . .
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ACA: It Is Not A Failure - It Just Needs A Fix
by Dave Mindeman

Recently Governor Dayton stated this....

"The reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable to increasing numbers of people."

Dayton has been a defender of the ACA in the past - is he losing faith? Has he turned against Obamacare?

I don't think he has given up, but he is frustrated with how insurance companies have worked on the exchange.

But let's look at the broader picture. The Minnesota number of uninsured is at a all time low. Back in February, it was noted that the number of uninsured . . .
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