Minnesota has apparently found a way to release details about what products will be sold on the state-run insurance marketplace -- MNsure -- when it opens for business on October 1.
by Mike Mullen
Published: July 12, 2013
Tags: Affordable Care Act, Americans for Prosperity, April Todd-Malmlov, Department of Commerce, Joe Atkins, Kate Johansen, Mark Dayton, Medical Assistance, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, MinnesotaCare, MNsure, MNsure Oversight Committee, Obamacare, Peter Mitchell, SalterMitchell, Tony Lourey
MNsure aims to balance the risk pool by courting the young and healthy.
by Paul Demko
Published: June 5, 2013
Tags: Brad Lehton, Dan Schoen, David Olson, Dennis Flaherty, duluth, Erin Sexton, Gary Carlson, Jason George, Joe Atkins, Karen Clark, Kelby Woodard, Larkin Hoffman, LaVonne Froemke, Mark Froemke, Michelle Benson, Pat Dalton, Patricia Nauman, Richard Carlbom, Rochester, Scott Magnuson, Shar Knutson, Stacie Weeks, Tim Flaherty, Todd Hill, Tony Lourey, Vicki Jensen
State Rep. Karen Clark, who was the lead sponsor of legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, will receive the lifetime achievement award as part of the fourth annual Leaders in Public Policy awards, sponsored by Capitol Report and Politics in Minnesota. Clark and the other honorees will be recognized at a ceremony at the Saint Paul Hotel on July 11.
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The proposal, offered by DFL Rep. Tina Liebling as an amendment to a broader liquor bill on Wednesday, would have also allowed liquor sales on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve. But the House defeated the amendment down on 106-21 vote, one of the widest margins of defeat for the perennial issue in years.
South Dakota-based Sanford Health has pulled out its attempts to merge with Minnesota-based Fairview Health Services. Sanford's bid had drawn significant criticism from Minnesota legislators and Attorney General Lori Swanson. The company's CEO said in a statement it's "only going where we are invited."
DFL Reps. Joe Atkins and Dan Schoen have introduced legislation that would prohibit out-of-state-ownership of medical facilities run by the University of Minnesota. One bill would implement a ban on such takeovers through the end of 2014, while the other measure would create a permanent ban.
The omnibus pension bill that’s beginning its path through the Legislature puts the state’s ailing pension funds for police and firefighters back on the path to solvency.
Gov. Mark Dayton signed legislation Wednesday morning establishing an online marketplace where individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase insurance. It's anticipated that nearly 1.3 million people will obtain insurance through the online market place once its fully established, including 300,000 individuals who currently lack coverage.
by Paul Demko
Published: March 15, 2013
Tags: AARP, Chamber of Commerce, David Dill, Greg Davids, HIX, Jim Abeler, Joe Atkins, John Ward, Kate Johansen, Laurie Halverson, Liz Doyle, Mary Murphy, MCHP, Patti Fritz, TakeAction MN, Tony Lourey
On Thursday night the Minnesota House of Representatives gave final passage to the bill establishing a state-run health-insurance marketplace, leaving the long-disputed measure just a Senate vote away from reaching the governor’s desk.