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Health insurance summit coming to Red Wing

Sen. Matt Schmit is hosting a follow-up Southeast Health Policy Summit 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 16 in the St. James Hotel. The first summit on health insurance and premium affordability featuring representatives from state and local agencies was held last month in Cannon Falls.

The summit will include officials from Mayo Clinic, the health insurance industry, MNsure and Minnesota departments of Commerce, Health and Human Services for a discussion and to field questions from the audience.

The event will continue a discussion on the issue of higher health insurance rates in the region compared to other parts of the state, as well as policies to address it.