Insurance signups through Minnesota’s health care marketplace continued to grow into February to more than 90,000 people, but enrollment continues to be weighted more toward public plans over private insurance.
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More than 50,000 Minnesotans, many who endured long wait times and other glitches with the state’s overburdened health insurance exchange, finally had coverage in place Thursday. What was less clear was how many people who wanted coverage failed to get it.
A late scramble to finalize health coverage before the new year crammed the call center Tuesday at Minnesota’s insurance marketplace, which is still working to repair problems with its centerpiece online portal.
Just two shopping days left for Minnesota health insurance shoppers who expect to have coverage as the new year starts. Tuesday is the final day to enroll for a plan through the state’s health insurance exchange, known as MNsure.
The deadline to sign up for insurance on the government’s health care website arrived Tuesday, a day later than expected after the Obama administration granted those waiting until the last minute — or those tripped up by the site’s glitches — an extra day to enroll.
Anticipating heavy traffic on the government’s health care website, the Obama administration effectively extended Monday’s deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving people in 36 states more time to select a plan.
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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.
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Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is teaming up with grocery store chain Cub Foods to spread the word about enrolling in insurance coverage. Shoppers at Cub’s dozens of Minnesota locations will find consumer brochures and fact sheets for MNsure in store pharmacies.
Minnesota has received approval from the federal government to direct $58 million over four years into services meant to help senior citizens and people with disabilities in their homes.
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he believes President Barack Obama made the right decision by letting insurance companies continue to offer consumers health plans that were set to be canceled under federal health care changes.
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