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Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, tells reporters Monday that is working to get Republican support for a health care exchange bill that would provide a place for Minnesotans to buy health insurance. Don Davis | Bemidji Pioneer

DFLers want to beat feds to health insurance changes

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ST. PAUL - Some Minnesota officials say the race is on to beat the federal government in setting up a marketplace to buy health insurance.


Health insurance exchanges for individuals and small businesses are required to be running in each state by 2014. If state governments do not establish them, federal officials will step in.

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