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Scott Leitz listens to reports Dec. 18 during his first MNsure board meeting as chief executive officer. Forum News Service photo

MNsure leader grilled: Leitz: ‘Today, I am proud to say MNsure is stable, secure and successful’


An Arizona congressman went on the offensive against Minnesota’s health insurance exchange during a U.S. House hearing Thursday in Washington.

Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar shot his first question to MNsure interim CEO Scott Leitz, asking why the state would pay nearly $27,000 in bonuses to people responsible “for a blotched Website?”

“Those bonuses were approved by the previous director,” Leitz replied.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.