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MNsure Tackles Tech Problems Weeks Before Signups Start

State officials say they’re on track to fix several longstanding technical issues at the health insurance exchange MNsure. MNsure’s technological staff told state lawmakers Thursday they have major improvements to the exchange’s back end system lined up for the weekend.

08/20/2015

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Nearly 3 Dozen Apply For Top Job At MNsure

Nearly three dozen applicants are vying for the top job at MNsure, but the health insurance exchange’s interim chief executive isn’t one of them. MNsure opened the chief executive spot this summer and received 34 applications, a MNsure spokesman said Friday. Former CEO Scott Leitz stepped down in May to take another job.

08/14/2015

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Dayton Names Panel To Study Future Of MNsure, MinnesotaCare

Gov. Mark Dayton has made 11 picks to a health care task force that will study MNsure and MinnesotaCare and make recommendations for their future direction.

07/31/2015

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State Health Insurance Markets Struggle With Cost Challenges

State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama’s health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.

07/26/2015

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Minnesota Republicans Call For An End To MNsure

Minnesota Republicans are calling for an end to Minnesota’s online health care exchange. Republican lawmakers met at the State Capitol on Monday to hold a news conference after 180,000 Minnesotans on MnSure had their renewals delayed last week.

07/13/2015

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Good Question: Who’s Using Obamacare & How Much Money Are They Getting?

Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling means millions of Americans can still get tax credits to buy health insurance. The court ruled in favor of allowing states like Wisconsin, which never set up its own marketplace, to continue to offer financial assistance for health insurance.

06/25/2015

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As SCOTUS Upholds Affordable Care Act, MN GOP Calls For MNsure’s Demise

The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.

06/25/2015

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MNsure CEO: Supreme Court Ruling Won’t Affect Subsidies Here

The head of Minnesota’s state-run health insurance exchange says an eagerly awaited Supreme Court ruling on subsidies will have no impact in the state.

06/24/2015

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MNsure Starts Search For Permanent Chief Executive

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is looking for a permanent leader.

06/23/2015

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Session 2015: Where Issues Stand With Special Session Done

The Legislature wrapped up its 2015 work in a flurry, with lawmakers working nearly a month late to finalize a $42 billion budget. Here’s a look at some of the state’s new laws, some that failed, and what may be on the horizon.

06/15/2015

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8 Minnesota Insurance Companies Proposing Big Rate Hikes

Eight Minnesota companies are asking for big rate hikes for health insurance premiums in 2016. Many of the proposed increase are in excess of 50 percent.

06/04/2015

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What’s In $42 Billion? Minnesota’s Next Budget At A Glance

Minnesota’s Legislature descended Monday into the usual, end-of-session flurry of finalizing and passing bills.

05/18/2015

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Report: MNsure Suffers Another System Glitch

There’s another reported problem for Minnesota’s online health exchange: a system glitch. It means the state must re-run eligibility determinations for more than 55,000 Minnesotans, according to the Star Tribune.

05/12/2015

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More Executive Turnover At MNsure As Chief Plans To Resign

MNsure’s chief executive is resigning to take another job, the health insurance exchange confirmed Monday, paving the way for a third leadership shakeup at the beleaguered agency in less than two years.

05/04/2015

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GOP Senators Grill Commissioner Over MNsure, Nonprofit Woes

Senate Republicans are putting pressure on one of Gov. Mark Dayton’s commissioners.

04/30/2015

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GOP Senators Grill Commissioner Over MNsure, Nonprofit Woes

Senate Republicans are putting pressure on one of Gov. Mark Dayton’s commissioners. Mike Rothman has served as commissioner of the Department of Commerce since 2011.

04/30/2015

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GOP’s Attempt To End MNsure Fails In Senate

An attempt to dismantle the Minnesota health insurance exchange failed to get enough votes at the State Capitol Friday. The Democratic-led Minnesota Senate defeated the attempt by Republicans to get rid of MNsure via a budget bill.

04/25/2015

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Session 2015: Lawmakers Have Lots Left To Tackle After Break

The Legislature has reached its spring break before grinding its way to the May 18 mandatory adjournment. Once lawmakers return in early April they’ll concentrate on shaping a new two-year budget, but there’s much more hanging in the balance. Here’s a look at where many issues stand.

03/28/2015

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As Questions Mount, It’s Game Time For MNsure

After two years marked largely by disappointment, lawmakers and health care experts are warily eyeing Minnesota’s health insurance exchange as it nears its toughest test yet.

03/22/2015

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As Questions Mount, It’s Game Time For MNsure

After two years marked largely by disappointment, lawmakers and health care experts are warily eyeing Minnesota’s health insurance exchange as it nears its toughest test yet. The federal money MNsure has leaned heavily on will be gone by the end of the year, and it will have to keep afloat from the fees it pulls in from private plan signups.

03/21/2015

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2 Bills To Fix MNsure Pass Capitol Committees

Minnesota’s health care exchange, MNsure, is under fire at the Capitol. Two committees approved bills on Wednesday that make drastic changes to MNsure, including abolishing the health care exchange completely.

03/18/2015

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Dayton To Lawmakers On MNsure: ‘Look Before You Leap’

Gov. Mark Dayton says Republican lawmakers pushing major changes to the state’s health insurance exchange should look before they leap. That’s why the Democratic governor has proposed creating a task force to study the future of MNsure and health care in Minnesota.

03/17/2015

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House Panel Votes To Disband MNsure After Story Of Death

A Jackson, Minnesota, man said Minnesota’s health care exchange let his wife die. And a state lawmaker says it’s time to abolish MNsure once and for all.

03/16/2015

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Dayton Says He Wants Task Force Study On MNsure’s Future

Gov. Mark Dayton is asking lawmakers to hold off on making major changes to the state’s health insurance exchange this year.

03/16/2015

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MNsure Needs 2 More Years Of Work, State Official Says

Minnesota’s top technology official says MNsure may need another two years of work before it’s on solid footing.

03/11/2015

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