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MNSure Has Launched, Meetings Held In Duluth To Answer Questions

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 7:18 am

MNSure, the new state health insurance exchange has launched online but is still a point of confusion for most average Minnesotans. On Tuesday, WDIO reports that officials held an informational meeting in Duluth in hopes of answering questions.

MNSure officials often refer to the program as an online health insurance marketplace, and one of the bill’s authors, Tony Lourey has even compared it to travel websites like travelocity; it’s basically a cite that allows people to shop for health insurance.

WDIO reports that officials at Tuesday’s meeting said the marketplace will help about 1 million Minnesotans shop for health insurance and compare the benefits of similar plans.

The big draw is to compare prices and benefits at one website. Individuals and families can use it, and officials also said that small businesses may also be able to save money with the marketplace. T

The MNSure website is a direct reaction to the federal healthcare overhaul, formally named the Affordable Care Act but also referred to as Obamacare. It’s already online at MNSure.com

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