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Dayton appoints seven-member health exchange board

[mnsure] Gov. Mark Dayton introduces the members of the MNsure board Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed the seven-member board that will oversee a state-run health insurance marketplace where 1.3 million people are expected to access insurance by 2016. Dayton picked the appointees from a pool of 112 applicants.

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DHS failed to comply with rules requiring verification of eligibility for MinnesotaCare

The Minnesota Department of Human Services failed to comply with state and federal requirements to verify Social Security numbers and income eligibility for MinnesotaCare participants, according to a new report by the Office of the Legislative Auditor. The problems with verification were first identified by auditors a decade ago, but DHS has failed to resolve with the issue.

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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.

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DHS Medicaid audit points to problems

A preliminary audit of the state’s Medicaid rates released on March 1 determined that they were “actuarially sound.” That’s the finding that Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson repeatedly stressed during a phone call with reporters the day the report was released.

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