In the final State of the State address of his first term, Gov. Mark Dayton called on lawmakers to come together despite differing political philosophies.
Departed Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov talks in detail for the first time about the troubled insurance exchange's launch -- and the behind-the-scenes scramble to make it work.
Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, proposed $850 million in capital investment projects that include $370 million for higher ed, investments in public safety and infrastructure and roughly $150 million for local projects.
MNsure interim CEO Scott Leitz declared that Minnesota’s health insurance exchange – which faced a rocky start back in October, underwent a tumultuous leadership change in December and haltingly overcame immense technical issues in the last few months – had “turned a corner.”
The most important spending to many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, a 5 percent pay hike for home and community-based services workers, will cost a projected $91 million.
Private enrollments hang at 41,273 as of March 25, while medical assistance enrollments have topped 75,000.
1) In the final State of the State address of his first term, Gov. Mark Dayton called on lawmakers to come together despite differing political philosophies, the Star Tribune reports. Dayton ran through a list of accomplishments under his first term — gay marriage, expanded health insurance access, a minimum wage hike and anti-school bullying proposals, to ...
Leitz told board members the next two months would be a critical period for MNsure.
The Optum review lays out different options for MNsure's approach to solving its website difficulties.
All eyes in the political scene have turned to the state health insurance exchange, it seems, and most are casting either a skeptical glance or a withering glare in the direction of MNsure. Earlier this week, the exchange began its own “end-to-end” review of its work process, while simultaneously holding a first meeting with Office of theLegislative Auditor (OLA) head Jim Nobles.
Nobles' statement was greeted as welcome news for lawmakers from both parties during the meeting of the MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee.
The board also discussed its thinking about hiring a full-time, permanent replacement for April Todd-Malmlov.
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