The state has launched a new online portal to explore how tax dollars are spent. It’s called TransparencyMN, and it catalogs current and previous budget spending, grants and contracts, public employee payroll and audits of government agencies.
MNsure’s CEO, Scott Leitz, said at a news conference Friday that testing is going well for the state’s health care system. Enrollment starts Saturday at 8 a.m.
Minnesota’s latest tool in the fight against synthetic drugs is a website aimed at giving children and parents more information about the dangers posed by the drugs. The site launched Wednesday, knowthedangers.com, includes photos of synthetic drugs, packaging and paraphernalia that can be used to help identify them.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday, he’s deeply disappointed in the problems at the state’s health care exchange.
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.
MNsure is releasing some tips they hope will help frustrated Minnesotans troubleshoot through its health insurance marketplace website. John Schadl, spokesman for MNsure, says they have gathered several common questions that operators at their call center are asked daily. The original deadline for enrollment was Monday, Dec. 23, but that deadline was extended to Dec. 31 after complaints of ongoing challenges that people faced while trying to enroll under the new federal health care law.
Minnesota’s health exchange is acknowledging glitches on its sign-up website, assuring frustrated consumers they’ll be covered by insurance by Jan. 1 if they send in payment by next Monday. MNsure’s website glitches are keeping some consumers from completing the application process.
A Web site where people can register to vote in Minnesota is undergoing scrutiny in court. A Ramsey County District judge was hearing a lawsuit Friday on the online sign-up tool launched in September by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.
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.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s pleased with the progress of Minnesota’s health care exchange so far. The comments come after the federal rollout of Obamacare, which is plagued with problems. Minnesota’s health exchange went online Oct. 1 and has not had the widespread problems other states experienced.
Minnesota is days away from launching its new health insurance program as Minnesotans will pay the lowest average monthly premiums in the country. That’s according to new numbers from the Obama administration made public on Wednesday.
The new state run health care exchange is already facing troubles and you can’t even buy-in until October. On Tuesday the head of MNsure said its original estimates on premiums was too high. MNsure is the health exchange required under President Obama’s health care reform plan.
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.
The Internal Revenue Service has a message for taxpayers eager to learn the status of their tax refund: Please don’t check the IRS website every five minutes — once a day is enough.
The recovery of the bald eagle shows how endangered species laws can work, and now a pair of the iconic birds will be help get more young people and families excited about the outdoors.