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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
February 16, 2015
Audit of embattled MNsure to be revealed today
ST. PAUL — MNsure is about to get its report card, and the results might not be pretty. The embattled health care exchange endured high-profile tech problems and struggled to sign people up for private plans in its first year, though it did help hundreds of thousands of people...
February 16, 2015 - 9:42pm
February 15, 2015
GOP unveils MNsure plan
Republicans have wanted to get rid of MNsure since it launched, but with it firmly in place, at least some have turned their attention into making major changes instead of eliminating the health insurance sales program. One plan would confine MNsure to serving those on public health...
February 15, 2015 - 8:24pm
February 4, 2015
MNsure author wants reboot
ST. PAUL — The author of the controversial MNsure health insurance program is ready for a redo. Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick, does not want to overturn the mostly online health insurance sales service, as many Republicans suggest. Instead, he wants it transformed from being a...
February 4, 2015 - 9:07pm
February 3, 2015
MNsure offers multilingual enrollment events in Worthington as deadline nears
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans in the Worthington area searching for comprehensive, affordable health insurance have two upcoming opportunities Sunday and Monday to receive free, in-person assistance from Health Access MN and Western Community Action. Help will be available in Amharic,...
February 3, 2015 - 7:42pm
February 1, 2015
Act now on insurance
DETROIT LAKES — MNsure got off to a rocky start last year, but Minnesota’s health coverage website has improved considerably and people no longer need to fear computer glitches or long wait times on a telephone help line, according to MNsure Media Relations Coordinator Jenni Bowring-McDonough. “It...
February 1, 2015 - 9:29pm
January 20, 2015
MNsure hits 100,000 mark in enrollment for this year
ST. PAUL — MNsure hit the 100,000 mark of enrollees Tuesday as Minnesota continues to set state records for the percentage of people with health insurance coverage. Last year, the state-run health insurance program reached that mark Feb. 21. “As we enter the final weeks of this...
January 20, 2015 - 10:02pm
October 16, 2014
Johnson, Dayton trade jabs over jobs, insurance
ST. PAUL — With Election Day quickly approaching, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton exchanged verbal jabs Thursday over health insurance rates and the state’s falling unemployment rate. A day after Preferred One, the top-selling insurer...
October 16, 2014 - 9:13pm
MNsure Navigators at Goodwill Saturday
WORTHINGTON — MNsure Navigators will be at Goodwill in Worthington from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. They can help with applications and/or answer questions related to eligibility for insurance through MNsure. For more information, contact Nobles County Community Services/Public Health,...
October 16, 2014 - 5:33pm
October 1, 2014
MNsure premiums to rise 4.5% next year
ST. PAUL — Premiums on the state’s MNsure health insurance exchange will rise in 2015, but they will still likely be the lowest in the nation. The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that the rates offered by the four insurers still participating in the exchange...
October 1, 2014 - 9:28pm
August 21, 2014
Letter: MNsure — a step forward for rural Minnesotans
A few weeks ago I drove to St. Paul to listen in on a MNsure oversight hearing. MNsure staff and board members reported on the real impact of the new program. Legislators from both sides of the aisle asked tough questions about the bumpy roll-out. The bottom line was undeniable: While...
August 21, 2014 - 5:58pm
July 16, 2014
MNsure report finds mixed results
ST. PAUL — The second phase of a consultant’s report sends mixed signals about the performance of MNsure’s information technology system. On one hand, MNsure has been failing to track all the defects with its website, with the new report tallying 399 open defects — much...
July 16, 2014 - 8:37pm