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October 21, 2016
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
The rising costs of health insurance are not only shocking, but are hurting families' pocketbooks. Farm families and small business owners here...
October 21, 2016 - 11:49am
Lawmakers hear local concerns about rising health insurance costs
WILLMAR — Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, and Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, gathered a small group of insurance brokers and...
October 21, 2016 - 9:49am
Advice to health plan buyers: Shop early, seek tax credits
WILLMAR — With open enrollment less than two weeks away for individual health plans through the MNsure exchange, the consumer's best bet...
October 21, 2016 - 9:45am
October 20, 2016
Feds find MNsure tech vulnerabilities, but state says they are fixed
ST. PAUL—MNsure had several key technology vulnerabilities last summer, a federal report has concluded. The report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General found that MNsure, the state-run health insurance exchange, did have security...
October 20, 2016 - 5:00am
September 17, 2016
Letter: Why Falk doesn't deserve your vote
Former state representative Andrew Falk is running to once again represent our district at the Capitol. Last week, we learned another reason why we voted Falk out of office at the last election, and why he isn't fit to be our voice in St. Paul.
September 17, 2016 - 12:51am
March 30, 2016
Late mailing of MNSure forms draws lawmakers' ire
ST. PAUL — The state's failure to promptly mail critical tax forms to Minnesotans who enrolled in health insurance plans through MNsure may...
March 30, 2016 - 1:38pm
March 23, 2016
Dayton criticizes MNsure leaders for delays
ST. PAUL — Thousands of Minnesotans are still waiting for vital tax forms from the MNsure exchange, and Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday said state officials responded too late to the problem. Just over 13,000 Minnesotans have yet to receive their 1095-A tax forms, which are required...
March 23, 2016 - 11:12pm
March 17, 2016
Tax forms for MNsure still remain backlogged
ST. PAUL -- Last week, MNsure CEO Allison O’Toole assured anxious customers that the health exchange would send out a “significant” batch of 1095-A tax forms by March 15, as it tried to clear a backlog of nearly 18,000. The actual number of forms processed over the weekend:...
March 17, 2016 - 5:30am
March 15, 2016
Minnesotans' frustrations over MNsure estate claims reach Legislature
Minnesotans between 55 and 65 on government-funded Medical Assistance are finding the state has placed thousands of dollars of claims on their...
March 15, 2016 - 12:43pm
March 2, 2016
Lawmakers to tackle Medicaid eligibility, liens
ST. PAUL -- MNsure isn’t the only health care topic up for debate this legislative session. Other issues likely to command attention include Minnesota’s public health programs, Medicaid and MinnesotaCare. A recent audit found those programs did a poor job making sure everyone...
March 2, 2016 - 5:30am
March 1, 2016
Expect a lot of talk but little action on MNsure in upcoming session
ST. PAUL -- The trick to understanding MNsure, state Rep. Matt Dean says, is that it’s like the blue-and-black dress. Or is it the white-and-gold dress? But that’s the point: “half the people look at this and see one thing, and half the people look at it and see a dress of a...
March 1, 2016 - 8:11pm
February 17, 2016
MnSure officials respond to critics of liens
ST. PAUL — MNsure leaders defended the health insurance exchange from criticism over liens filed against the estates of some Medicaid recipients — but acknowledged they could have done better. Minnesota has for years filed claims against the estates of some older Medicaid recipients...
February 17, 2016 - 11:52pm
February 15, 2016
Shock and disgust as some Minnesotans learn of estate claims after signing up for MNsure
WILLOW RIVER — Scott Killerud was about to throw away a mailing about the 2016 enrollment period for MNsure last November when something caught...
February 15, 2016 - 10:11am
February 5, 2016
Letter: Insurance reform is a disaster
As of Feb. 1, I have been in the health insurance business for 43 years. Thanks to Obamacare and MNsure this is not exactly a celebration. In 1973 I could insure a family of four with a no-deductible health plan for about $30-$35/month. It doesn’t work that way anymore. I believe...
February 5, 2016 - 2:00am
February 2, 2016
MNsure rolls pass 85,000; almost half are new to state exchange
ST. PAUL — MNsure enrolled 85,390 people in private insurance through the end of its annual open enrollment period Sunday night. That’s above the 83,000-enrollee target MNsure’s board adopted in its budget, and the state-run health insurance exchange’s CEO Allison O’Toole...
February 2, 2016 - 12:24am