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Enforcing The Health Law Mandate: What The IRS Can & Can’t Do

According to one tax expert, the IRS cannot attach a lien to personal assets for not having health insurance.

11/13/2013

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5 Ways To Buy Health Insurance Without A Government Exchange

If you are not assured by promises of a highly secure government exchange to buy health insurance, skip it.

11/08/2013

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

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Audit: Numerous Factors Aided MNsure Data Breach

Minnesota’s legislative auditor says leaders of the state’s new health insurance exchange could have done more to prevent the disclosure of Social Security numbers of about 1,600 insurance agents.

11/07/2013

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MNsure Signups Nearly Triple In Second 2 Weeks

Almost 11,000 people have signed up for insurance through Minnesota’s online exchange in its first month of operation.

11/06/2013

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Reality Check: MNsure’s First Month

Friday is the one-month anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, widely known as “Obamacare.” The rollout of the federal health care website has been fraught with problems. And while Minnesota’s health care website MNsure isn’t glitch free, it’s running much smoother than HealthCare.gov. Minnesota’s one of 16 states and the District of Columbia that set up their own health care exchanges.

11/01/2013

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MNsure Lands $41M Federal Government Grant

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange has received a $41 million federal government grant to continue the exchange’s rollout. Officials of the exchange, known as MNsure, announced the Health and Human Services grant on Thursday. MNsure had applied for $45 million.

10/24/2013

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Franken: Fed Health Care Site Getting Better

Sen. Al Franken says it’s too early to extend the signup period for insurance under the federal health overhaul.

10/24/2013

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Who Is The Woman On The Health Care Site?

The healthcare reform stories of the past few weeks have turned one woman into the face of the debate. You’ve probably seen the woman on the front page of the website HealthCare.gov.

10/24/2013

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Minn. Politicians Clash On MNsure’s Performance So Far

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s pleased with the progress of Minnesota’s health care exchange so far. The comments come after the federal rollout of Obamacare, which is plagued with problems. Minnesota’s health exchange went online Oct. 1 and has not had the widespread problems other states experienced.

10/22/2013

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Prison Health Care Provider Defends Services

The national company that has been replaced as the health care provider to Minnesota’s 9,000 prison inmates is defending its services. Corizon Health says the state Department of Corrections has thanked the company for “exceptional service over the last 16 years.” DOC severed ties with Corizon following staff complaints of substandard care and legal action against the company. Corizon was replaced by St. Louis-based Centurion Managed Care, a Fortune 500 health care company that manages medical care under public contracts in several states.

10/18/2013

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MNsure Signs Up 3,700 So Far For Health Insurance

More than 3,700 Minnesotans have signed up for health insurance coverage so far through the state’s new online exchange. The board of directors for MNsure got its first report on the enrollment on Wednesday.

10/16/2013

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MNsure Reaches More Than 10,000 Accounts

MNsure’s executive director, April Todd-Malmlov, says more than 10,000 Minnesotans have opened accounts in the first 10 days of the exchange’s operation, including about 300 opened by small-business owners.

10/11/2013

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In Week 2 Of MNsure, Exec. Director Fields Questions

In a teleconference with reporters on Monday, MNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov answered questions about some of the problems that have popped up so far in Minnesota’s online health care marketplace. MNsure, which has been operational since Oct. 1, has had an ongoing problem resulting in people keep getting kicked off the system. “We are seeing a higher number of people having a hard time getting on. It appears to be intermittent, and not as high as it was on Thursday,” Todd-Malmlov said.

10/07/2013

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MNsure Crucial For MN Cancer Survivor Who’s Had 35 Surgeries

It’s day two for the roll-out of MNsure, but some who are shopping online for health insurance plans said they are running into technical glitches and delays. MNSure officials said the system is running smoothly, after a bumpy start Tuesday when it launched — so far about 2,500 accounts have been created.

10/02/2013

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