MN has record enrollment in public health programs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota’s unemployment rate is at historic lows, but the number of people using public health insurance for the poor is still at historic highs.

The Star Tribune reports that the state’s unemployment rate is 2.8 percent, but Medicaid enrollment is at 1.1 million.

Minnesota had a 5 percent unemployment rate in 2013, but only 740,000 people on Medicaid.