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August 11, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Consumer prices could rise if farms lack workers
ST. PAUL — Vegetables are rotting in California because farmers cannot find enough workers to harvest them. "I need more Mexicans like...
August 11, 2017 - 1:59pm
August 1, 2017
MNsure enrollees to get four extra weeks to sign up for 2018 health insurance
ST. PAUL — Most Americans will have from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 this year to get 2018 health insurance on the individual market. Minnesotans...
August 1, 2017 - 9:40pm
June 26, 2017
Other Opinion: MNsure: 'We're still here'
After yet another legislative session in which there were calls to do away with MNsure in favor of Minnesota joining the federal health exchange, MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole and its public-affairs director Jeremy Drucker traveled the state this week to deliver a clear message.
June 26, 2017 - 7:30am
March 31, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Governor candidates look at rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's 2018 governor race so far focuses on rural Minnesota, where Republicans did so well in last November's election....
March 31, 2017 - 3:06pm
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...
March 24, 2017 - 4:03pm
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