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MNsure Enrollments, Renewals Approach 8,000

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange says it has enrolled nearly 8,000 Minnesotans in health plans in the first week of open enrollment this fall. MNsure says over 2,550 Minnesotans have used the exchange to enroll in new coverage or renew their coverage in private health plans since last Saturday.

11/22/2014

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MNsure Enrollment Process Better But Not Perfect

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange has seen a spike in consumer visits in its first workweek since open enrollment began last weekend but is handling the load well, officials said Wednesday. MNsure CEO Scott Leitz told the board of directors there had been no major technical issues and no unplanned downtime since the system went live Saturday morning for its second open enrollment season.

11/19/2014

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Audit Faults Minnesota Public Health Care Programs

Minnesota’s legislative auditor says the state Department of Human Services has failed to adequately verify the eligibility of people who enroll in public health care programs through the state’s health insurance exchange MNsure.

11/12/2014

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8,000 Get Bum Notices Of Health Care Cancellations

More than 8,000 low-income Minnesotans received erroneous notices that their health coverage would be temporarily canceled if they don’t pay up. A July 17 notice warned MinnesotaCare subscribers that they faced a four-month coverage lockout if they failed to renew their policy through the state’s new health insurance exchange by month’s end.

07/28/2014

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Research: 40 Percent Drop In Minnesota’s Uninsured

The federal health overhaul has helped cut the ranks of uninsured people in Minnesota by about 40 percent, University of Minnesota researchers reported Wednesday in the first major assessment of the law’s effect in the state. The study estimated that the number of uninsured Minnesotans fell by 180,500 from Sept. 30 to May 1 — from about 445,000 people to about 264,500.

06/11/2014

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MNsure Enrollment Tops 145,000

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is reporting a jump in enrollments as Monday’s open enrollment deadline approaches. MNsure officials say total enrollment has topped 145,000.

03/26/2014

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Dayton Signs Law Broadening Medicaid In Minn.

Minnesota has accepted a federal offer to put more low-income people on a state-fashioned Medicaid program with the costs falling to the federal government.

02/19/2013

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Minnesota House Approves Medicaid Expansion

More than 35,000 low-income Minnesota residents moved closer Monday to becoming eligible for a subsidized health insurance program, part of a state buy-in to the controversial new federal health care law.

02/11/2013

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Officials Find Way To Preserve MinnesotaCare

State and federal officials have come up with a way to preserve Minnesota’s subsidized health care plan for the working poor when the federal health overhaul takes effect, Minnesota’s human services commissioner said Wednesday.

02/07/2013

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Officials Find Way To Preserve MinnesotaCare

State and federal officials have come up with a way to preserve Minnesota’s subsidized health care plan for the working poor when the federal health overhaul takes effect, Minnesota’s human services commissioner said Wednesday.

02/06/2013

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Solution Found To Preserve MinnesotaCare

State and federal officials have come up with a way to preserve Minnesota’s subsidized health care for the working poor when the federal health overhaul takes effect.

02/06/2013

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Franken: Details Coming On Health Care Changes

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he thinks the Obama administration will soon release details of how states can provide health insurance to lower-income people as part of the federal healthcare overhaul.

01/11/2013

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Minn. To Extend Health Coverage To 16,000 Children

Minnesota is eliminating MinnesotaCare health insurance premiums for poor children as the state implements a 2009 law aimed at covering 16,000 uninsured children.

07/26/2012

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MinnesotaCare At Risk In State’s $5B Problem

Minnesota has long been known as a compassionate state that takes care of its vulnerable — the Midwestern version of Sweden.

05/15/2011

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New Minn. Website Bares Info On Health Plans

A new level of detail about nonprofit health plans that get more than $3 billion in annual state business is now online.

04/04/2011

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