The MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee grills officials on the program’s budget and efficacy.
Taxes and transportation remain sticking points as the House and Senate are effectively deadlocked on budget bill negotiations.
The sudden transition was only slightly smoother than when Leitz himself had taken over following the sudden resignation of April Todd-Malmlov.
A variety of hot-button policy issues remain unsettled this session, and the gulf between positions taken by the governor and either or both legislative chambers leaves just about many of those proposals in jeopardy.
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.”
Gov. Dayton's budget proposal shares few themes with the DFL Senate, let alone GOP House.
A husband and wife from Fridley allegedly bilked the state of more than $4 million as part of a complex scheme in which they recruited aid-eligible parents to enroll their children in day care, created no show jobs for the parents to satisfy work requirements and submitted false records to the Department of Human Services.
Officials are under fire after an auditor's report showed some enrollees received coverage although they weren’t eligible for the programs and some other enrollees were put in the wrong program.
A Cottage Grove man is suing for $2,127 after he claims his initial application was wrongfully denied.
If granting an exemption to Amplatz is found to be in violation of the statute, the audit recommends the state should "immediately revoke the exemption and take back any excess amounts paid to date."
**UPDATED** GOP Reps. Brian Johnson and Nick Zerwas are raising concerns about plans to transfer six civilly committed sex offenders to a facility in Cambridge. In a letter to Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, the legislators questioned whether the plan will endanger the public.
Milliman-Milwaukee is now the actuary for Minnesota's Medicaid managed care program. The firm has replaced Milliman-Minneapolis as the agency responsible for making sure Minnesota's rate-setting methodology is sound.
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