Late this afternoon, Governor Dayton announced he will be submitting a supplemental petition Tuesday to expand his proposed list of essential services to include payments to providers who serve seniors and vulnerable adults who rely on medical assistance programs. Dayton also has requested that newly eligible individuals be allowed to enter these programs during a possible government shutdown.
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Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jessen said, after consultation with seniors and other vulnerable Minnesotans served by our programs, we recognize the lack of assured provider payments could indeed lead to life threatening situations.
More details will be available later in the week.