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Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Tuesday unveils three health-care proposals, including one that would allow Minnesotans to buy health insurance from other states. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Pawlenty: Buy health insurance from other states


ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota family could save up to 7 percent of its health insurance costs a year if allowed to buy insurance in other states, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday in proposing that legislators change current law that prohibits such purchases.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.