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Hospitals on board with early opt-in for Medicaid

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WILLMAR -- Regardless of the politics surrounding Minnesota's expansion of the Medicaid program, hospitals in Minnesota mostly welcome the move.

The measure, which outgoing Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty opposed, was one of the first signed by Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, as he took office last week. It will allow early enrollment in Medicaid for about 95,000 of the poorest of Minnesotans and bring new matching federal dollars to the state.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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