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Sen. Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville, reviews a health and human services funding proposal Friday. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Spending bills spare most nursing homes

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ST. PAUL -- Most nursing homes are spared big budget cuts and low-income Minnesotans on government health insurance remain covered under Democratic lawmakers' health-care spending proposals.

Protecting government-subsidized health insurance for the poor is a key priority for the DFL-controlled House and Senate, the committee chairmen said as they prepare their spending bills for final votes.

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