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Update on Minnesota's Health Insurance Exchange

by Anne S. on Thursday, October 11, 2012

Justin wanted to make sure I shared this article and great news with you on the progress of Minnesota’s Health Insurance Exchange.  The American Heart Association in Minnesota has been an ongoing partner in the planning of a Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange to ensure that it is consumer friendly and has opportunities for people with pre-existing conditions.

Minnesota gets $42.5M to help develop health insurance exchange

The state of Minnesota has received a $42.5 million federal grant to continue designing and developing a health insurance exchange, according to an announcement Thursday, Sept. 29.

With the new grant, the state has received a total of $71 million so far for its health exchange, which is intended to be a new marketplace for individuals and small business to buy coverage starting late next year.

The Affordable Care Act, which Congress passed in 2010 to overhaul the nation's health system, calls for the creation of health exchanges at the state level. The process in Minnesota has proved contentious, with business groups criticizing the administration of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton this summer for not releasing more details about the cost and governance of the marketplace. Read the rest of the article here.

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  • We have done health care in Minnesota better than almost any other state. It makes perfect sense for us to have these tax dollars coming back to us so we can continue to develop our care system the way we would like.  I always worry about federally mandated options which are usually less efficient and rarely as patient centered.

    — Mark O.

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