Behind Tough MNsure Audit, Details Of More ProblemsBeneath a scathing audit of MNsure released last week are additional details that could bolster lawmakers' case to give the Legislature greater power over the state's health insurance exchange. The Office of the Legislative Auditor concluded that MNsure overpromised and under delivered in its first year.
Auditor: Dayton Was Irate During MNsure Website MeltdownGov. Mark Dayton wanted to shut down down MNsure for six weeks when the website meltdown was at its worst. That's according to previously unseen documents obtained by WCCO-TV from a yearlong MNsure investigation by the Minnesota Legislative Auditor.
Ex-MNsure Director Wanted Money To Answer Auditor's QuestionsWe're getting a look Wednesday at some new documents from the investigation into Minnesota's once-troubled health exchange. MNsure's former executive director, April Todd-Malmlov, resigned under pressure -- not just because the website melted down, but because, for part of it, she was on a week-long vacation in the Caribbean.
Auditor: MNsure's 'Failures Outweighed Its Achievements'A lack of adequate testing before the state's health insurance exchange launched in 2013 and other issues meant the exchange's "failures outweighed its achievements" in its first year, the legislative auditor concluded in a report released Tuesday.
MNsure Interim CEO Faces DWI ChargeScott Leitz, the interim CEO of MNsure, has a DWI charge against him stemming from last summer, officials say.
Legislative Auditor: MNsure Website Rollout 'Failed' In Many WaysOn Tuesday, the state’s legislative auditor, James Nobles, began an audit of MNsure, the state's health exchange. He says MNsure should have known about the extent of the problems with the sign-up website, after the state paid out tens of millions of tax dollars to build it.
Dayton: I'm Ultimately Responsible If MNsure Fails Gov. Mark Dayton declined to say Thursday whether he asked for the resignation of the former CEO of Minnesota's health insurance exchange, adding that he ultimately feels responsible for the success or failure of the venture. Dayton was asked several times at a news conference if he pushed for the exit of April Todd-Malmlov, who resigned Tuesday as executive director of MNsure. Dayton said he wouldn't comment on his role but noted he had grown increasingly vocal in recent days about his concern with problems that continue to plague the exchange, even as coverage is set to kick in on Jan. 1.
Minn. Could Delay Deadline For Exchange EnrollmentThe former executive director of MNsure is leaving without a severance package from the state. April Todd-Malmlov resigned Tuesday night. She was under pressure thanks to a host of complications with insurance sign-ups under the federal health care law and for the timing of a recent international vacation while MNsure continued to struggle.
Embattled MNsure Chief Abruptly Resigns The chief of Minnesota's health insurance exchange has resigned abruptly after facing criticism over the rollout and a questionably timed vacation.
MNsure Board Meets In Emergency Session The board in charge of Minnesota's health insurance exchange is meeting on short notice in a closed session as its director is under fire.
GOP Governor Candidate Demands MNsure Chief Resign A Republican candidate for governor says the executive director of Minnesota's health insurance exchange should resign. Businessman Scott Honour is among a handful of Republicans seeking to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton next year.
Dayton Withholds Endorsement Of MNsure LeadersGov. Mark Dayton is stopping short of expressing full faith in the executive leadership at Minnesota's health insurance exchange. Dayton was asked Thursday if he has confidence that exchange leaders were adequately addressing problems.
MNsure Reaches More Than 10,000 AccountsMNsure's executive director, April Todd-Malmlov, says more than 10,000 Minnesotans have opened accounts in the first 10 days of the exchange's operation, including about 300 opened by small-business owners.
In Week 2 Of MNsure, Exec. Director Fields QuestionsIn a teleconference with reporters on Monday, MNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov answered questions about some of the problems that have popped up so far in Minnesota's online health care marketplace. MNsure, which has been operational since Oct. 1, has had an ongoing problem resulting in people keep getting kicked off the system. "We are seeing a higher number of people having a hard time getting on. It appears to be intermittent, and not as high as it was on Thursday," Todd-Malmlov said.
Minn. Health Exchange Opens, A Few Hours LateOfficials say Minnesota's new online health insurance exchange is off to a smooth start. MNsure officials say more than 500 accounts were created in the first hour Tuesday afternoon.