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March 24, 2017
Keep or dump MNsure, or is there an alternative?
ST. PAUL — The debate is familiar to Minnesotans: Keep or dump MNsure, the controversial state-run program that sells individual health...
23 hours 11 min ago
March 17, 2017
MNsure backers make their case
ST. PAUL — A move to connect Minnesota to the federal health exchange would cost the state millions of dollars and jeopardize health coverage...
March 17, 2017 - 7:17pm
March 9, 2017
Guest Opinion: Misrepresenting Dayton
In the Feb. 18 Dispatch, Rep. Josh Heintzeman alleges that Governor Dayton's recommendation of a "Buy-in" option to MinnesotaCare for low income Minnesotans is actually a "pivoting towards a single-payer system."
March 9, 2017 - 12:56am
March 2, 2017
Reader Opinion: Inaccurate to blame MNsure
This is a response to Rep. Josh Heintzeman's "Governor's single-payer proposal is not solution to MNsure crisis" which repeated inaccurate claims regarding MNsure. This is offered in hopes of assisting legislators in devising an effective solution. MNsure doesn't set premium prices,...
March 2, 2017 - 11:11am
February 26, 2017
Reader Opinion: Expand MinnesotaCare
I support Governor Dayton's plan to enroll more individuals in MinnesotaCare. It has been a popular plan since its inception. MinnesotaCare is already in place and would just need to be expanded. Enrolling more people would share the risk and control the cost of the plan.
February 26, 2017 - 11:35pm
February 17, 2017
Guest Opinion: Governor's single-payer proposal is not solution to MNsure crisis
Two weekends ago, I sat dumbfounded as I read Governor Dayton's editorial in these pages. While I am new to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, I'm certainly not new to the MNsure debate, and I've been hearing from folks whose lives have been turned upside down by MNsure...
February 17, 2017 - 10:21pm
February 15, 2017
Local region sees record enrollment in MNsure
A record number of North Central Minnesota residents enrolled in health insurance through MNsure this year, a news release said. The North Central region includes Aitkin, Beltrami, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Roseau, Todd and Wadena...
February 15, 2017 - 10:55pm
January 31, 2017
Medica is again a choice for most MNsure consumers
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans buying health insurance on the state's individual market have endured a lot the past year, from delayed tax forms to skyrocketing premiums and shrinking networks to growing uncertainty about the future. In the past week, though, all the news has been good....
January 31, 2017 - 11:01pm
January 24, 2017
Dayton proposes 'public option' for health insurance
ST. PAUL—A new form of health insurance could be available next year to Minnesotans in the individual health insurance market if a proposal...
January 24, 2017 - 5:28pm
December 13, 2016
Minnesotans have until Thursday to get insurance through MNsure
Minnesotans who want private health coverage through the MNsure marketplace beginning Jan. 1 have until midnight Thursday to complete enrollment, a news release said. "It's important to complete your enrollment as soon as possible to have access to the widest range of plan options...
December 13, 2016 - 2:50pm
November 1, 2016
Robocalls delay Minnesota insurance enrollment; some state websites go down
ST. PAUL - The opening of individual health insurance policy sales Tuesday, Nov. 1, was greeted by a robocall effort to block people from reaching...
November 1, 2016 - 3:01pm
October 28, 2016
MNsure CEO, Dayton talk fixes after rate increases: Enrollment period begins Nov. 1
Amid an election-year controversy over rising individual market rates, the head of MNsure talked earlier this month in Brainerd on what could be done to help individual market consumers who may find it harder to get health insurance in 2017. As part of a tour ahead of the start of...
October 28, 2016 - 8:09pm
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