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Minn. seeks ok to change Medicaid health plan

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for federal permission to make changes to Minnesota's Medicaid program to save as much as $151 million over five years.

The Democratic governor formally asked the U.S. Health and Human Services Department for a waiver from current rules on Friday.

Dayton says in a letter that rising costs and an aging population will make the current Medicaid system unsustainable by 2020 unless major changes are made.

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