Affordable Care Act
The tax filing season officially opens on Tuesday, and this year there are a number of potentially big changes of which citizens need to be aware. For the first time under the Affordable Care Act, most Americans will have to certify that they had health insurance coverage in 2014 to avoid a tax penalty.
Scott Leitz, the head of MNsure, spoke with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning, a day before the scheduled deadline for consumers to sign up for health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act.
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The state that served as a template for President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act had so much trouble coordinating with the federal government that it became a model of another sort: ineptitude.
WCCO hosted a debate between Democratic Sen. Al Franken and republican challenger Mike McFadden Sunday at 10 a.m. Here’s the second question.
After more problems at Minnesota’s online health care exchange, the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says if he’s elected, he’ll make drastic changes to MNsure. And Jeff Johnson is pressing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to do more to stop premium hikes for small businesses. MNsure’s largest and lowest cost provider — PreferredOne — said this week it’s dropping out of the health exchange for financial reasons.
With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
Did Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken vote for higher taxes “more than 40 times”, as his opponent claims?
By most accounts, MNsure’s rollout was a disaster. But six months after signups began, CEO Scott Leitz says the online marketplace has turned a corner. “We’re continuing to grow at about 1,000 people per day who we’re enrolling through MNsure, so we’re continuing to see growth, and it’s only going to get more as we move into the fall open-enrollment period,” Leitz said.
Anyone who has had an infected tooth, a root canal or their wisdom teeth pulled might have wondered what Darlene from LeCenter asked us earlier this week: Why isn’t dental work covered under most health care plans?
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The deadline to enroll in MNsure is at midnight Monday to comply with the federal health law, and there has been a fierce last-minute push to get people signed up.
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Officials with Minnesota’s health insurance exchange say the website and call center are functioning well as the deadline looms for open enrollment. MNsure spokeswoman Jenni Bowring-McDonough said Sunday that the website has been stable this weekend and the call center is adequately staffed. Minnesotans have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to enroll for health insurance coverage or face federal tax penalties under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.