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Pawlenty wants Minnesotans to be able buy health insurance from other states


Gov. Tim Pawlenty proposes three health-care changes that he says will save the state and consumers money, including allowing Minnesotans to buy health insurance from other states.

No state now allows its residents to buy health insurance from out of state.

Democrats generally oppose the concept, but the Minnesota Legislature's top two health experts are in Washington dealing with federal health care reform today and were not available for immediate comment.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.