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Administration: MNsure Has Lowest Average Premiums Nationwide

Just six days before its launch, the state says all systems are a go for Minnesota’s new health insurance program: MNsure.

09/25/2013

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Dayton Defends MNsure After Security Breach

Gov. Mark Dayton is defending Minnesota’s online health insurance exchange after an accidental release of the private data of more than 2,400 insurance agents. MNsure officials say they quickly remedied the error by an employee, and will investigate it.

09/13/2013

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Glitch Adds Extra $1,000 On Some U Of M Students’ Bill

Some University of Minnesota students are facing some unexpected charges, while the U said it will soon have it all straightened out. The university said a programming glitch added $1,000 to 1,800 students’ bills for the semester.

09/10/2013

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Commissioner: MNsure Plans Boast Lowest Avg. Rates In U.S.

Minnesotans learned on Friday how much they can expect to pay for health insurance on the state’s new online exchange, and the numbers suggest Minnesota will have the lowest average rates in the country with the plan. On Friday, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman revealed the individual policy premium rates. MNSure is part of the new federal health care law that requires insurance by January 1, 2014.

09/06/2013

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How Much Will MNsure Cost? Reality Check

On Friday, MNsure — Minnesota’s new online health insurance exchange — will reveal how much consumers will pay for insurance premiums under the program, which is part of the new federal health care law. The top question at the MNsure call center has been, “How much will I pay for insurance?”

09/05/2013

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Minn. Health Care Costs, Cost Growth Below Average

Minnesota likes to think of itself as an innovator in health care with some of the lowest costs yet one of the healthiest populations in the country. And the state’s official health care economist says its efforts to put a lid on rising costs seem to be paying off.

08/28/2013

Health Reform Rollout: Today – 2018

While many Americans are aware of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what may be in store in the near future, some are unaware of the longer term provisions still to come. Below is a […]

08/25/2013

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New Health Care Law Could Have 9,000 Minnesotans Receiving Rebate Checks

Some 9,000 Minnesotans could be in line for health insurance rebate checks now going out as part of the new federal health care law.

08/05/2013

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Franken In Minn. Talks Health Care, Mental Health

Senator Al Franken is making several Twin Cities stops where he’ll be talking health care and criminal justice issues. The Democratic senator holds a state Capitol news conference Monday morning to tout a provision of President Obama’s health care overhaul that he helped shape.

08/05/2013

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The New Patient’s Bill Of Rights

The new Patient’s Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.

07/22/2013

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Health Care Costs In America Versus The Rest Of The World

While America has the most expensive health care system in the world, Americans do not live longer or have better health than people in most other developed countries.

07/20/2013

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Study Puts Minnesota Near Top Of Life Expectancy List

If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good health. Hawaii tops the charts in the government’s first state-by-state look.

07/18/2013

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Potential Issues As 1.3M Minnesotans Get Health Care Coverage

The push is on to get 1.3 million Minnesotans to sign up for insurance under the new health care law. The program is called MNsure, goes into effect Jan. 1, and anyone can buy health insurance through the program, though there will be significant federal subsidies for low-income patients.

07/02/2013

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Advocates Call MNsure Enrollment System Unfair

Minnesota is hiring people to help residents sign up for health plans through its new online health insurance exchange. But advocates say the state is discriminating against the poor by paying consumer assistants less to help low-income residents.

06/17/2013

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Medica Program Could Cut Down Your Grocery Bills

Saving money is getting easier for 200,000 Minnesota families. Medica is rolling out a new program Monday that helps people save money and eat healthier. The program is called “healthy savings.” Each week, a new list of healthy foods will go on sale.

06/14/2013

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