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State officials are working on setting up a public health insurance exchange for Minnesota. Meanwhile, a private version of the same concept is catching on quickly with businesses looking to cut insurance costs.
The state on Wednesday announced it's receiving more money to continue work on a health insurance exchange, which is meant to help consumers compare and buy health insurance plans.
One task force will design Minnesota's version of a health insurance exchange, which is required under the new federal health care law. The other will look more broadly at ways to cut costs and improve quality in the state's health care system.
Gov. Dayton on Monday said legislation may be necessary to set up the state's health insurance exchange program. He says his administration is still going over the finer points of the federal law and does not yet know whether a bill from the Legislature would be absolutely necessary. Regardless, he says he's hoping for Republicans' cooperation going forward.
"There is no clear purpose for what these people are doing," the Republican senator says about nine staffers who, in total, are receiving more than $787,000 in salary for their work on the state's health insurance exchange system.
IBM software will be used to determine Minnesotan's eligibility for the various programs to be offered through the online insurance platform, the Star Tribune reports. Virginia-based government services firm Maximus was awarded a $41 million contract last week to take the lead on building the new marketplace -- a component of the federal health care law.
It's only July, but Minnesota lawmakers in Congress are fretting over January – and not because of winter. Some observers say the nation's federal budget is headed for a "fiscal cliff." Without congressional action, on Jan. 1 Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire and $109 billion in automatic federal spending cuts will be set in motion. A partisan rift has split the state's lawmakers as they debate what Congress ought to do about it.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has selected a Virginia-based government services firm to develop the state's health insurance marketplace required by the federal health care overhaul, the Pioneer Press reports. Individuals and small businesses will be able to compare and purchase coverage online beginning late next year.