An NYT article, headlined "Minnesota finds way to slow soaring health premiums," reported on how the state is now paying insurers $270 million in each of the next two years to keep down the cost of premiums in the health care exchanges. It may not have been entirely clear from reading the piece that the reduction in premiums is the result of a state subsidy of $1,700 per patient per year.

Thanks to Robert Salzberg for calling this to my attention.