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Data: Nov. 27, 2017
October 23, 2016
Column: MNsure not the problem
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans who have had to endure all of Donald Trump’s fantasies and falsehoods in this election should note the similarities in Minnesota Speaker Kurt Daudt’s recent comments around the state and in other media. Correcting all of its inaccuracies would require...
October 23, 2016 - 8:44pm
October 19, 2016
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
ST. PAUL -- MNsure had several key technology vulnerabilities last summer, a federal report has concluded. The report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General found that MNsure, the state-run health insurance exchange, did have security controls...
October 19, 2016 - 9:19pm
September 30, 2016
Growing insurance premiums frustrate farmers, self-employed
ST. PAUL -- Loni Kemp is an example of what farmers and other self-employed Minnesotans face: an ever-increasing health insurance bill and no way to get around it. The 63-year-old consultant, who lives in southeast Minnesota's Canton, said that in 2015 she and her husband had a family...
September 30, 2016 - 7:45pm
Individual health insurance premiums soar
ST. PAUL -- That punch to the gut 250,000 Minnesotans felt Friday, Sept. 30, came from news that their health insurance premiums will rise up to 67 percent next year. Friday's punch comes after nearly half of the same people felt similar pain this summer when Blue Cross Blue Shield...
September 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
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.
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