Affordable Health Care Act
The pace of signups for health insurance through MNsure increased by nearly 50 percent from its first month to its second, according to figures released Wednesday. With the Jan. 1 start of coverage under the federal health law now less than a month away, MNsure officials said 24,586 individual Minnesotans have completed the enrollment process.
Minnesota has rejected President Obama’s offer to delay some canceled insurance policies for a year under the new health law. The President was trying to make good on a promise that “if you like your policy, you can keep it.” Now, millions are finding themselves in limbo, including here in Minnesota.
The White House says enrollments for health insurance through the new government website are far below expectations.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he believes all Americans should be able to keep existing insurance plans under the new federal health care law.
Sen. Al Franken says it’s too early to extend the signup period for insurance under the federal health overhaul.
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.
Don’t expect that a flood of uninsured Minnesotans will immediately sign up for health coverage on Tuesday, the day that MNsure.com opens for business.
President Barack Obama’s re-election is forcing the hand of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who had stopped all efforts to implement the federal health care reform law in the hopes that Republicans would take over in Washington.