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Oct 16, 2013

MNsure at two weeks: 3,769 people have signed up for health insurance

Since the exchange was launched on Oct. 1, more than 34,000 people have visited the site, more than 12,000 people have opened accounts, and about half of those people have completed an application, according to numbers released at a MNsure board meeting on Wednesday.

Apr 22, 2013

House passes $11 billion health and human services budget bill

The bill passed off the House floor Monday night on a 70-64 vote after more than nine hours of debate. The bill would provide a 3 percent increase to cost-of-living for nursing homes and a 2 percent increase for long-term care providers while cutting about $150 million from projected HHS spending.

Mar 20, 2013

Dayton signs legislation establishing health insurance marketplace

Gov. Mark Dayton signed legislation Wednesday morning establishing an online marketplace where individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase insurance. It's anticipated that nearly 1.3 million people will obtain insurance through the online market place once its fully established, including 300,000 individuals who currently lack coverage.

Mar 18, 2013

Health exchange legislation clears Senate on party-line vote

Legislation establishing a state-run marketplace where individuals and small businesses can purchase health insurance is on its way to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk. The Senate passed the bill on a 39-28 party-line vote on Monday.

Mar 15, 2013

Health exchange bill heads toward final passage

The House passed legislation establishing an online marketplace where roughly 1.3 million individuals are expected to obtain insurance on a 72-61 vote early Friday morning.

Mar 14, 2013

Health exchange bill clears conference committee

Legislation establishing a state-run marketplace where individuals and small businesses can purchase health insurance is headed to the House floor.

Mar 11, 2013

Conference committee for health exchange bill named

A ten-member conference committee has been named to hash out differences between the House and Senate versions of the health insurance exchange bill.

Mar 8, 2013

Health exchange bill clears Senate; headed to conference committee

Legislation establishing a state-run marketplace where individuals and businesses can shop for health insurance is headed to a conference committee. The legislation passed the Senate on a largely party-line, 37-29 vote after 12 hours of debate on the floor.

Mar 5, 2013

House passes health exchange bill; Senate will vote Thursday

Rep. Joe Atkins (Staff photo: Peter Bartz-Gallagher) Legislation establishing a health insurance exchange cleared the House on a largely partisan vote on Monday evening. The 72-58 vote followed more than five hours of contentious debate over the proposal to provide a marketplace for individuals and businesses to purchase insurance products under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Feb 7, 2013

Senate DFLers amend funding mechanism for health exchange

The health exchange bill grinding its way through Senate committees now relies on general fund dollars to cover the costs of the online marketplace. Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, brought an amendment to alter the funding mechanism during a hearing before the Taxes Committee on Thursday.

Dec 26, 2012

Feds grant Minnesota insurance exchange conditional approval

Minnesota has received conditional approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to build the state’s new health insurance exchange.

Dec 26, 2012

Minnesota insurance exchange will need fast attention

Key question: Does Minnesota want to be more like Massachusetts or Utah?

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