There is no doubt that Governor Pawlenty executed some changes in the right direction — the Flexible Benefit Plan, for example, allowed employers more flexibility of health benefits. He’s also a champion of using prices, and allowing patients more control of how their health dollars are spent. Doing this for public-sector workers resulted in lower costs to taxpayers.
But there is also more of a whiff of big-government conservatism in Pawlentycare.
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