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Talking Points: MNsure & The Governor’s Race

A major issue in this year’s governor’s race is the state health care exchange MNsure, and how it’s performing. Esme Murphy has the Talking Points.

02/16/2014

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GOP Hopefuls Split Over Next Step On MNsure

All of the Republicans seeking to oust Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton regard Minnesota’s problem-ridden health insurance exchange as an unmitigated disaster, but they differ on what they would do about it if they were elected.

02/14/2014

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2-13-14 The Morning Take On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Would Volkswagon move a plant here to Minnesota? Listen to today’s take by clicking the link above.

02/12/2014

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MNsure Site Improving, But Budget Remains Shaky

Minnesota lawmakers warned leaders of the state’s health exchange Wednesday that they need to figure out how to cover a possible budget shortfall, as insurance enrollment trends continue to point to a deficit starting in 2015. “How much more expensive is this going to be?” asked Rep. Joe Hoppe, R-Chaska, at a meeting of a legislative panel that oversees MNsure, Minnesota’s exchange. “I think people want to know how expensive it’s going to be and how it’s going to be paid for.”

02/12/2014

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Budget Model Uncertain For State Health Exchanges

The 14 states that are running their own health insurance marketplaces are supposed to pay for themselves starting next year, but there could be trouble ahead. The federal government covered start-up costs until the exchanges could get off the ground.

02/08/2014

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2-6-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

How much will it cost you to visit with Joe Biden? Blois has the answer on THE MORNING TAKE….click the link to listen back!

02/06/2014

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MNsure Enrollment Grows, But Private Plans Lag

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.

02/05/2014

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14 MNsure Managers Receive Bonuses

Fourteen people who managed the troubled MNsure online health insurance exchange were collectively paid bonuses of more than $26,000 just after its launch, state officials said.

01/30/2014

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MNsure Leader Responds To Troubling Review

Scott Leitz, MNsure’s interim CEO, is promising to make changes to the program after a review found problems with staffing, leadership and technology. “I felt it was very important for us to get a really good, clear and independent look at where we were at with regard to MNsure,” Leitz said. The review by Minnesota-based Optum Health looked at MNsure’s call center, program management and software.

01/24/2014

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Dayton: ‘Hugely Disappointed’ In MNsure Problems

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday, he’s deeply disappointed in the problems at the state’s health care exchange.

01/23/2014

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1-23-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Governor Dayton’s popularity varies depending on where you live. Find out why by clicking the link to listen to today’s MORNING TAKE.

01/23/2014

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Outside Review Finds Deep Flaws In MNsure Website

The troubled website for Minnesota’s health insurance exchange can’t be completely fixed in time for the March 31 deadline by which all Americans are supposed to have coverage under the new federal law.

01/22/2014

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Minn. Lawmakers Give Taste Of 2014 Session Bills

Lawmakers itching to get their proposals in the pipeline have filed them ahead of the 2014 session.

01/13/2014

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MNsure Looking At Possible Funding Shortfalls

Leaders of Minnesota’s health exchange said Thursday that they might need additional funding if insurance premiums stay low, enrollment lags below expectations and continues to tip toward public rather than private insurance programs.

01/09/2014

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1-9-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear Blois discuss today’s hearing on MNsure’s problems plus Chris Christie’s BRIDGEGATE.

01/09/2014

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