To The Editor:
On behalf of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, special thanks to Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, for voting against the health insurance exchange bill (SF 1) in the Minnesota Senate on March 7.
The business community believes a state-specific exchange will best serve the needs of Minnesotans, but we oppose the bill in its existing form. It restricts choice for small businesses and individuals. We also are concerned that the board excludes experienced professionals whose expertise is necessary to create the best possible exchange board for consumers.
We commend the senator for looking out for the best interests of small businesses and individuals.
David C. Olson, president, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Brad Meier, president, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce