Small Business Minnesota’s take on the MNsure rollout

The MNsure rollout: It’s important to remember that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a public policy that prevents cancellation of health insurance coverage when a person becomes ill, prohibits denying coverage based on a pre-existing condition, and much more.

The Affordable Care Act also requires each state to have an online insurance exchange where people can shop for insurance. In Minnesota that is known as “MNsure.”  Like many large IT rollouts, MNsure’s was less than ideal but is continually improving.

Beyond the IT concerns, Small Business Minnesota met with the MNsure board chair, the new MNsure executive director and members of the MNsure small business advisory committee to discuss other concerns and provide recommendations. Many of our recommendations have been implemented.

This MPR report provides an accurate, concise outline of the reasons behind the MNsure rocky rollout.
Faulty MNsure software never tested due to federal delays, MPR.

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