ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican state senator wants to split Minnesota’s health insurance exchange into two separate entities.
MNsure currently signs up residents in private plans and public programs like MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance. Sen. Michelle Benson unveiled a bill Thursday that would split those up.READ MORE: MPD Officer Brian Cummings’ First Court Appearance Scheduled In Crash That Killed Leneal Frazier
The Ham Lake Republican says the combined entity isn’t serving Minnesotans well.READ MORE: 'Purple Reigns In Minnesota': Minnesota Congress Making First Steps To Honor Prince
It’s one of several proposals Republicans have made to change MNsure this session after a rocky rollout last year. GOP lawmakers also want to add an insurance industry representative to the exchange’s board and give the Legislature budgetary oversight.MORE NEWS: Minn.-Based Dairy Queen Takes Mass. Company To Court Over Use Of ‘Blizzard’ Name
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