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Governor's health plan would add poor, disabled, elderly

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ST. PAUL — Thousands more poor, disabled and elderly Minnesotans would receive state-funded health care if Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget plan passes.

Also, programs designed to help children would receive a new emphasis. The plan to spend $12 billion on human services programs over two years would add 145,000 to health care rolls, Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson told a Senate committee Wednesday.

“This is a substantial increase,” she said.

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