Republican state Senator Michelle Benson says Governor Tim Walz’s proposal to expand the MinnesotaCare state-run health insurance program (OneCare) must be put on hold until continuing data security problems in the state Human Services Department are resolved:

“I think it’s reasonable for us to say, you need to have your House in order before you ask to take on something this big.”

Human Services officials say the personal information of about 11-thousand people may have been exposed when an employee’s e-mail account was compromised in a cyber attack nearly a year ago.