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April 11, 2016
Letter: Bill would aid residents with MNsure liens
Sign up for health insurance and lose your property? Thanks to the Affordable Care Act in Minnesota, it’s happening. Recent news reports found that after signing up for health insurance through MNsure, a number of Minnesota residents had liens placed on their property. A bill I’ve...
April 11, 2016 - 5:45pm
March 30, 2016
Lawmakers upset with late MNsure forms
ST. PAUL — The state’s failure to promptly mail critical tax forms to Minnesotans who enrolled in health insurance plans through MNsure may be corrected, but lawmakers remain angry. Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Lake Shore, said Wednesday that he is disappointed “no heads have rolled....
March 30, 2016 - 3:52pm
February 29, 2016
Minnesota uninsured rate drops nearly in half
ST. PAUL — A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the University of Minnesota finds that Minnesota cut its uninsured rate nearly in half between 2013 and 2015. The rate of Minnesotans without health insurance has now reached an all-time low at 4.3 percent....
February 29, 2016 - 8:20pm
February 1, 2016
MNsure rolls pass 85,000: Almost half are new to state exchange
ST. PAUL — MNsure enrolled 85,390 people in private insurance through the end of its annual open enrollment period Sunday night. That’s above the 83,000-enrollee target MNsure’s board adopted in its budget, and the state-run health insurance exchange’s CEO Allison O’Toole...
February 1, 2016 - 10:38pm
January 28, 2016
Audit: MNsure errors may top $200 million
ST. PAUL — More than 80,000 Minnesotans enrolled in public health programs for which they weren’t eligible last year, an estimated cost to taxpayers of hundreds of millions of dollars. The expensive problem was caused partly by miscommunication and poor training at the Department...
January 28, 2016 - 10:51pm
December 20, 2015
MNsure still a work in progress
ST. PAUL — The MNsure health exchange has gotten a lot better this year, but it still has a bad case of the Mondays. The first day of the week is the busiest day for MNsure’s call center, which also means it’s the day when callers are likeliest to wait. “Ninety-five percent...
December 20, 2015 - 9:19pm
November 18, 2015
MNsure’s interim CEO given permanent position
ST. PAUL — Allison O’Toole will remain the chief executive officer of MNsure, the group’s board of directors announced Wednesday. O’Toole has served as interim CEO since May, and had not previously expressed interest in retaining the position. Board Chairman Pete Benner said...
November 18, 2015 - 8:56pm
Letter: 'Costly debacle' of MNsure must cease
Recently, the Minnesota Department of Commerce alerted residents and families who obtain health insurance through MNsure that they can expect to pay significantly more in premium costs. I have heard outrage from a number of them. According to the department, the average rate increases...
November 18, 2015 - 5:16pm
November 12, 2015
Column: MNSure and indifferent lawmakers are fleecing Minnesotans
By DISTRICT 28B REP. GREG DAVIDS PRESTON — Remember when Tom Brokaw used to host a five-minute news segment called the “Fleecing of America?” Well, we could do a week-long miniseries on the thousands of residents who are now being fleeced thanks to Obamacare, MNsure and...
November 12, 2015 - 9:22pm
October 15, 2015
MNsure expects smoother enrollment
ST. PAUL — MNsure leaders promise Minnesotans will have an easier time signing up for health insurance on its website when enrollment begins next month. “My eyes are fully focused on improving the consumer experience,” interim MNsure CEO Allison O’Toole said Thursday to...
October 15, 2015 - 8:36pm
August 14, 2015
MNsure health insurance option offers COBRA alternative
ST. PAUL — People with COBRA health insurance plans will get a chance to switch starting Monday. MNsure, which offers health insurance options through the Affordable Care Act, will have a special enrollment period for them through Oct. 15, the Minnesota agency announced in a news...
August 14, 2015 - 9:36pm
May 19, 2015
MnSure has new board of directors chairman
ST. PAUL.—The MNsure board of directors announced Tuesday the appointment of Peter Benner as board chairman, replacing Brian Beutner. Dr. Kathryn Duevel was elected to the role of vice chair, a position Benner previously had. The board oversees the state’s health insurance program...
May 19, 2015 - 9:49pm
May 8, 2015
No MinnCompromise yet for MinnesotaCare and MNsure
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators have spent hours debating the future of MNsure and MinnesotaCare, but remain far from a compromise needed to end the 2015 legislative session. Republicans who control the House want to spend $1 billion less on health care programs than Democrats...
May 8, 2015 - 9:43pm
February 23, 2015
Letters: New strategies needed on health insurance
District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker R-Luverne Over the last several months, Minnesota’s non-partisan legislative auditor conducted an audit of the MNSure health exchange and shared his findings with members of both the Minnesota House and Senate. His diagnosis: MNSure has had...
February 23, 2015 - 8:43pm
February 19, 2015
As others see it: Focus on fixing MNsure
The rollout was rough. Minnesotans got an earful of that. But we never heard how rough. Until now. This week the Office of the Legislative Auditor released a thorough — and thoroughly thrashing — review of MNsure, Minnesota’s state-run health-insurance exchange, our piece...
February 19, 2015 - 4:50pm