Gov. Tim Walz has proposed a massive budget for Minnesota that would cost billions of dollars in new taxes, fees, and mandates to fund.
Part of that budget proposal includes reinstating a health care provider tax that is set to expire at the end of this year.
This tax is inevitably passed on to patients who must pay increased health care costs. Many in Minnesota are just trying to make ends meet as it is and can’t afford increased health care costs.
The health care provider tax is an unnecessary government cost increase that hurts hardworking Minnesotans. A bipartisan group of lawmakers and Governor Dayton knew that when they successfully pushed to repeal the tax eight years ago. Lawmakers should follow their example and reject HF2414 and the increase to the health care provider tax.