Health Care Exchange
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.
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.
The Oct. 1 open enrollment date is fast approaching for MNsure, the state’s new online health insurance marketplace. With that in mind, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has organized a public forum for Thursday for so people can learn about how MNsure is planning to conduct outreach, especially to communities with the highest rates of health disparities and uninsured people.
The Minnesota Senate will debate its bill to get the state’s health insurance exchange up and running.
Big changes are coming in how a fourth of all Minnesotans get health insurance as the state rushes to build a new kind of marketplace that will help about 1.3 million people choose their best coverage options.
A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers unveiled preliminary plans on Wednesday for the state health insurance exchange that will be a key piece of carrying out the federal health care overhaul.