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February 18, 2018
MNsure subsidy averages $9,000 in this area
Minnesota has put a lot of work and cash into stabilizing health insurance rates—and that has paid off with record MNsure enrollment numbers this year. More than 116,000 Minnesotans bought private health insurance through the MNsure website. "We had the best open enrollment...
February 18, 2018 - 8:00am
December 25, 2017
MNsure: Private health coverage enrollments top 108,500
Following the first deadline for 2018 coverage, 108,540 Minnesotans have enrolled in private health coverage through MNsure. Dec. 20 was the deadline for coverage beginning Jan. 1, but Minnesotans have until Jan. 14 to sign up for coverage starting Feb. 1, 2018. Last year after the...
December 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
November 4, 2017
Is health insurance collapsing?: Not in Minnesota, where little changes are expected as enrollment begins
ST. PAUL — The political rhetoric has been much more substantial than changes coming to Minnesotans' 2018 health plans. The federal Affordable...
November 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
July 5, 2017
MNsure rides through troubled times
After yet another legislative session in which there were calls to do away with MNsure in favor of Minnesota joining the federal health exchange, MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole and its public-affairs director Jeremy Drucker traveled the state this week to deliver a clear message. "Nothing...
July 5, 2017 - 11:57am
March 15, 2017
Action to stabilize MNsure must happen soon: Lawmakers have options, but measure must be passed by April 1
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are facing a fast-approaching deadline to try to stabilize the state's 2018 individual health insurance market. Any such package, which will likely cost hundreds of millions of dollars but could lower premiums by more than 20 percent, has to be...
March 15, 2017 - 12:13pm
February 1, 2017
Deadline extended for Minnesotans to buy health insurance
The deadline for Minnesotans to buy health insurance on the individual market just got a little looser. The open enrollment period for 2017 health insurance had been scheduled to run through Tuesday, Jan. 31. But on Saturday the state-run MNsure exchange authorized a one-week extension...
February 1, 2017 - 12:42pm
December 22, 2016
Guest Editorial: Is axing Affordable Care Act the right answer?
The loud screaming to repeal the Affordable Care Act is drowning out an important question: What would the fallout be? Would we be better off without ACA? A new report says no. Through ACA, hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans have gained coverage and millions more have had their...
December 22, 2016 - 9:00am
December 21, 2016
Twice as many Minnesotans are enrolling through MNsure
MNsure has enrolled 54,586 Minnesotans in private health care coverage, far outpacing the approximately 27,000 who had enrolled at a similar stage of open enrollment last year. Additionally, since the start of open enrollment, 14,020 Minnesotans have eligibility determinations in...
December 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
November 2, 2016
What to do about MNsure and other issues; Marquart and Grimsley get into the details
As a follow-up to its Legislative Candidate Forum for House District 4B (Republican Ben Grimsley vs. DFLer Paul Marquart) the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters asked the candidates questions about health insurance, rural broadband access, jobs and collaboration and compromise....
November 2, 2016 - 10:23am
MNsure, broadband and rural jobs; Rod Skoe and Paul Utke on the issues
As a follow-up to its Legislative Candidate Forum for Senate District 2 (DFLer Rod Skoe vs. Republican Paul Utke) the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters asked the candidates questions about health insurance, rural broadband access, jobs and collaboration and compromise. Here's...
November 2, 2016 - 10:23am
How best to handle MNsure crisis; Eken and Leiman talk about the issues
As a follow-up to its Legislative Candidate Forum for Senate District 4 (DFLer Kent Eken vs. Republican James Leiman) the Detroit Lakes Area League of Women Voters asked the candidates questions about health insurance, rural broadband access, jobs and collaboration and compromise....
November 2, 2016 - 10:22am
October 23, 2016
Republicans using fantasies and falsehoods to attack DFLers on MNsure
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 several pages....
October 23, 2016 - 6:58am
October 15, 2016
MNsure problems have Democrats on the defensive
Republican legislative candidates did their best to bloody DFLers over the skyrocketing cost of insurance on MNsure, the state's online health insurance exchange, at a forum Thursday in Detroit Lakes. "Don't let the incumbents get away with this," said James Leiman, the Ada city administrator...
October 15, 2016 - 5:41am
October 14, 2016
Republican leader: Soaring MNsure costs putting Minnesota families in a bind
Minnesota is facing a health care crisis. Hundreds of thousands of families will see health insurance costs increase by 50 percent or more next year. Thousands more will lose their plan or access to their doctor through no fault of their own. Greater Minnesota is hit especially hard;...
October 14, 2016 - 5:32pm
March 31, 2016
Lawmakers livid over late forms
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. ... This has...
March 31, 2016 - 5:45am