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October 13, 2016
Election 2016: Senate candidates debate wide array of issues
The two candidates vying to represent District 9 in the Minnesota Senate debated Thursday night on Lakeland Public Television. Incumbent Sen....
October 13, 2016 - 10:45pm
October 12, 2016
Gov. Dayton: 'Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable'
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's governor says a President Barack Obama inspired health-care law needs work. "The reality is the Affordable Care Act is...
October 12, 2016 - 1:47pm
District 10B candidates share positions
Candidates for Minnesota House District 10B discussed their positions Tuesday night in front of an audience of about 100 people in the Chalberg...
October 12, 2016 - 9:16am
October 4, 2016
MN GOP promises lower health costs
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Senate Republicans say if voters put them in power they will lower health care costs by fixing problems they see with the MNsure state-run insurance sales program. The Monday, Oct. 3, announcement came after Friday's revelation that individual insurance policy...
October 4, 2016 - 1:29pm
October 1, 2016
Individual health insurance premiums soar
ST. PAUL—That punch to the gut 250,000 Minnesotans felt Friday, Sept. 30, came from news that their health insurance premiums will rise...
October 1, 2016 - 10:18am
September 13, 2016
Reader Opinion: Hurting affordable health care
I am writing in response to the Duluth News Tribune editorial (printed in the Sept. 7 Dispatch) along with the meeting with Rep. Matt Dean, his wife Dr. Laura Dean along with who the Northern Liberty Alliance really represents. First, I feel that the association between Representative...
September 13, 2016 - 11:04pm
May 11, 2016
Guest Opinion: A health care conversation
In a March Dispatch guest opinion, Rep. Josh Heintzeman noted three "big issues" as his priorities for this year's legislative session. One of these was health care, noting, "The problems facing MNsure have been well-documented as thousands of Minnesotans have seen their premiums...
May 11, 2016 - 11:41pm
March 21, 2016
Guest Opinion: Reducing the cost of Minnesota's health care
Some weeks ago a health care article in a major Minnesota newspaper reported, "This year, the average premium in the individual market is up 41 percent." The state's current total health care cost of about $50 billion is projected by a Minnesota Department of Health estimate to reach...
March 21, 2016 - 8:14pm
March 18, 2016
Fight against MNsure ramps up
ST. PAUL - Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, has launched a statewide campaign to convince Gov. Mark Dayton and other Democrats to scrap the MNsure online health insurance sales site. Dean, chairman of the House committee with MNsure oversight, has been a MNsure opponent since its inception....
March 18, 2016 - 12:05pm
February 26, 2016
Reader Opinion: A better choice
We need to examine the pros and cons of our state run health insurance exchange. Federal dollars are gone, meaning the state of Minnesota will have to fund MNsure going forward. It is time for a debate on the exchange's functionality. There has been $300 million in public funding...
February 26, 2016 - 9:42pm
Reader Opinion: Truth about MNsure
Recently, Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, hosted a "listening session on MNsure" at the Brainerd library. At that meeting, Dean claimed that the Dayton administration was improperly channeling state funds to pay for the private operations of Minnesota's...
February 26, 2016 - 7:58pm
February 23, 2016
Reader Opinion: Time to build
I read with interest the comments concerning MNsure at a recently held session. Of course those presenting the session were Republicans. I would venture to guess their views are slanted to promote their platform. What I find interesting is that there was little mention concerning...
February 23, 2016 - 7:57pm
February 22, 2016
Brainerd listening session addresses MNsure problems
Brainerd residents got a chance Monday to weigh in on and hear more about MNsure, the state's controversial health insurance exchange. Rep. Matt...
February 22, 2016 - 10:48pm
January 29, 2016
Rep. Mark Anderson introduces bill to repeal MNsure
ST. PAUL—Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Lake Shore, has introduced a House bill that would repeal Minnesota's state health insurance clearinghouse,...
January 29, 2016 - 7:28pm
January 27, 2016
Reader Opinion: MNsure is working well
I attended the MNsure listening session two weeks ago in Aitkin and appreciate the opportunity to express my opinion. I had a very good experience with the MNsure website and I am happy with my policy. At the meeting I was surprised to hear criticism of MNsure and most of the negative...
January 27, 2016 - 6:48pm