Of all the states in the Union, Minnesota surprises many as being one of the most socially liberal places around, especially as it is located, smack dab in the middle of the Upper Midwestern Bible Belt. Whether it’s good schools or a climate that encourages introspection and improvisational theater, there are some smart cookies up in L’Etoile du Nord.
They are, for instance, smart enough to know that forcing the poor of the state into Emergency Rooms is a terribly inefficient and cruel policy. As such, the MN state health ins. for self employment program is one of the most forward thinking in the nation. It allows the self employed to join a pool of other self employed people and get on a state backed insurance program that is guaranteed not to take you for a ride every year with outrageous insurance premium jumps like private insurers are wont to do.