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MNsure outreach grants stir backlash

The 30 groups selected to receive $4 million in outreach grants from the state’s fledgling health insurance marketplace represent a wide array of constituency groups. But some critics of the outreach effort see one glaring void in the list of grantees: groups that specifically target African-Americans.

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As MNsure rollout nears, some tasks lag

Details about the products that will be sold on the state’s health insurance marketplace when it opens for business on Oct. 1 will be released on Friday. That will mark a key moment in the development of the health insurance exchange, known as MNsure, where 1.3 million residents are expected to eventually acquire coverage.

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MNsure board assumes control of health exchange

The MNsure board of directors voted unanimously on Wednesday to take over control of the state-run health insurance exchange that's slated to open for business on Oct. 1. Previously it had been under the authority of the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget (MMB).

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