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October 16, 2013
MNsure is a flawed, not well thought out system
I am beginning to think MNsure is the biggest lie that has ever been shoved down the throats of Minnesotans. We in Minnesota spent $160 million for a broken website. I am a health insurance agency owner with 20 agents statewide in Minnesota that are dead in the water and cannot help...
October 16, 2013 - 12:42am
October 11, 2013
Northern Minnesota responsible for influx of MNsure calls
By John Lundy Forum News Service DULUTH -- One out of five calls from the public for help with Minnesota’s new online health insurance marketplace is coming from the 218 area code, the program’s director announced Wednesday. The sprawling but relatively...
October 11, 2013 - 8:29am
October 8, 2013
Minnesotans show interest in MNsure
ST. PAUL — About 30,000 Minnesotans checked out the MNsure Website the first week the health care exchange was in operation. That was the news MNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov announced Tuesday, minutes from the one-week anniversary of the new method to buy health...
October 8, 2013 - 11:47pm
October 2, 2013
Health exchanges open with some sputters
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s health-insurance marketplace opened Tuesday afternoon with hiccups, but a massive federal computer-based system suffered more severe symptoms for other states’ residents. Systems in most states were running by Tuesday night, although some users...
October 2, 2013 - 12:24am
October 1, 2013
Minnesota health care exchange not ready for debut
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange wasn't ready for its anticipated debut Tuesday when the online marketplaces started going live elsewhere. April Todd-Malmlov, executive director of MNsure, told reporters late Monday afternoon that officials...
October 1, 2013 - 9:08am
September 28, 2013
Questions and answers about MNsure
ST. PAUL — A new way for Minnesotans to buy health insurance begins Tuesday. Most Minnesotans who even know about MNsure seem to have lots of questions. So here are some answers: What is MNsure? Think about Amazon.com or Priceline.com. Instead of buying books or airline...
September 28, 2013 - 10:52pm
MNsure health insurance exchange debuts Tuesday
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans may begin shopping for insurance online Tuesday, as a fundamental part of a new federal health law begins. A majority of people receive health insurance via their employers and nearly all of those policies will continue as is. Those on government-subsidized...
September 28, 2013 - 10:51pm
September 24, 2013
MNsure officials try to calm security concerns
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials with Minnesota's soon-to-launch health insurance exchange are trying to calm concerns about the security of private information of people who enroll in MNsure. A legislative panel that oversees MNsure met Tuesday. Lawmakers questioned whether...
September 24, 2013 - 1:47pm
September 11, 2013
Dayton: MNsure must address outreach complaints
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he shares concerns that Minnesota's health insurance exchange has neglected black and Somali community groups in its initial enrollment drive. The Democratic governor says Wednesday that he's communicated that to the executive...
September 11, 2013 - 3:38pm
August 31, 2013
MNsure introduces Minnesotans to insurance marketplace
FALCON HEIGHTS — Tom Fournier plans to retire at the first of the year and wants to have his options laid out well in advance, especially...
August 31, 2013 - 10:17pm
August 19, 2013
Paul and Babe ads rankle local leaders
BEMIDJI -- Minnesota's newly created health exchanged unveiled its ad campaign Sunday, with a couple of recognizable figures as its stars. The...
August 19, 2013 - 7:41am
July 24, 2013
MNsure board to get marketing update
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The board overseeing Minnesota's health insurance exchange is getting an update on plans for promoting the state's online marketplace. When the MNsure board holds its regular meeting Wednesday, members will hear from Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov...
July 24, 2013 - 9:14am
June 17, 2013
Advocates call MNsure enrollment system unfair
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's new online health insurance exchange is hiring people to help residents sign up for its health plans. But advocates say the system is unfair because consumer assistants will be paid less for helping poor applicants who are reliant on Medicaid....
June 17, 2013 - 1:46pm
May 8, 2013
Forum discusses health care changes
Lisa Carlson, director of planning regulation at Sanford Health Plan, talks Wednesday morning with about 50 business owners at the American Indian...
May 8, 2013 - 11:50pm