Health insurance overhaul stage has passed final step in Minnesota

Minnesota Health Insurance Trump Administration Lawsuit

A massive bill has just been passed in the Senate, which represents the completion of a vital phase. A major overhaul to the health insurance system in Minnesota has just passed the Senate, which will mean that in a few months, the over 300,000 residents of the state that are uninsured will be able to benefit from an online marketplace that is one of the central elements of the federal healthcare law. This is a vitally important legislative step toward the implementation of the online exchange. The Senate gave its…

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Health insurance exchange receives nod from Minnesota House

Health Insurance Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton

A bill was passed on Friday that allowed the state to create its own online marketplace. The Minnesota House has now passed a bill that would create an online health insurance exchange that is designed to help the 1.3 million uninsured residents of the state to purchase coverage in order to comply with the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. This is a central element of the federal healthcare law and the passing of this bill is a meaningful step in the state. The bill must still make its…

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Health insurance exchange in Minnesota is causing funding disputes

Minnesota Health Insurance

The state’s Democratic Farmer Labor party members are disagreeing on the topic of paying for the marketplace. One of the issues that has arisen after a Senate Tax Committee hearing last week has to do with an amendment to legislation regarding the health insurance exchange and the way that it would receive its funding. Among the issues creating controversy is whether or not smokers should be footing the bill. The new health insurance marketplace is set to begin its operations in October of this year. However, there is considerable indecision…

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