The Vikings will contribute an annual use fee of $8.5 million to the MSFA, and another yearly contribution of $1.5 million toward capital enhancements.
More than three years after passage of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Minnesota’s health insurance exchange opened for business on Tuesday. The MNsure website had more than 100,000 visitors on opening day, and more than 500 people created accounts in just the first hour of operation.
The trio of perceived shortcomings within MNsure cropped up in rapid succession, with each matter coming to light in a matter of days last week.
by Briana Bierschbach
Published: September 13, 2013
Tags: Ben Jenkins, Bernie Hesse, Frank Ball, Jason Alvey, Joe Atkins, MLBA, Phyllis Kahn, Roger Reinert, Sam Kaplan, Steve Draxkowski, Sunday sales, Tina Liebling
Jason Alvey says he’s tired of mincing his words when it comes to the powerful lobbying forces that have protected a decades-old ban on Sunday alcohol sales in Minnesota.
Minnesota's health insurance exchange will offer more than 100 insurance products with a starting prices as low as $91 per month when it opens for business on Oct. 1, state officials announced on Friday.
**UPDATED** Senate and House members continue to squabble over leadership of a committee that's supposed to provide oversight for the Minnesota Vikings stadium and other sports facilities.
Details about the products that will be sold on the state’s health insurance marketplace when it opens for business on Oct. 1 will be released on Friday. That will mark a key moment in the development of the health insurance exchange, known as MNsure, where 1.3 million residents are expected to eventually acquire coverage.
Several Republicans also asked Babine about how tax increases passed during the 2013 session might discourage new businesses from relocating to Minnesota or, worse, drive existing business to neighboring states.
The House Commerce Committee plans to probe the business climate as it exists today in Minnesota and Wisconsin, which has been a subject that has inspired rhetorical fireworks between the state's governors. The hearing will also be a draw for business lobbyists with a stake in issues concerning auto and life insurance and non-compete agreements.
Sen. Tony Lourey and Rep. Joe Atkins.