Nearly two-thirds of MNsure’s fiscal year 2016 budget is directed at IT expenses, and just more than half is designated for “acceleration of IT development.”
Republicans have begun pressing forward with a plan to write MNsure out of the state’s control and shift Minnesota on to the federally based exchange through Healthcare.gov.
The Office of the Legislative Audito presented its findings in a pair of back-to-back joint committee hearings, telling first the House, then the Senate, where the insurance exchange went wrong.
Even after House Republicans' assertion their focus is on economic issues, three bills to change state law on abortion have been entered since the start of February.
For years, Republicans in the legislature have not hesitated to criticize the Minnesota offshoot of the Affordable Care Act. Do not expect this to change.
An ambitious bill to change the way the state pays for nursing homes and in-home care got a first hearing in the House this week.
The priorities for both parties will have to take into account the two budgetary “whales in the bathtub:” K-12 education and health care.
The heads of two legislative committees pledge to work together on a bill that might mark the first bipartisan step on the path toward a comprehensive budget deal.
MNsure’s second open-enrollment phase — which runs through mid-February — is off to a much smoother start than its first, in late 2013.
The passing of the 2014 campaign season, where Republicans won back control of the House, has brought a temporary cease-fire on many — though not all — of the most vocal calls from both sides.
The formula that determines how much state money the project receives requires about $6 billion more in private investments for the project to get the full state match, according to an opinion the Minnesota Attorney General’s office.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor.
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