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Legislative Auditor to Review Minnesota’s Health Insurance Exchange

Minnesota’s legislative auditor said he plans to conduct a thorough, independent review of the troubled launch of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange. “The evaluation will be a comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of many issues related to the development of the website but …

Minnesota Governor Lashes Out at GOP Critics of Health Insurance Exchange

Gov. Mark Dayton lashed out at critics of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, accusing them of waging a propaganda campaign to destroy it. The Democratic governor spoke to reporters a day after GOP members of the Legislature’s MNsure oversight committee said …

In Penn., ACA Exchange Sign-Ups Top 100K Mark as Website Troubles Subside

More than 123,000 Pennsylvanians have selected an insurance plan under the new federal health care law as troubles with the gateway website have subsided, the U.S. government said Wednesday, although tens of thousands more who might be eligible for Medicaid …

Bill Would Regulate South Dakota Insurance Exchange Navigators

The navigators who help uninsured people sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul would be regulated under a bill in the South Dakota Legislature. The sponsor, Sen. Al Novstrup, acknowledges that he opposes the Affordable Care …

Maryland Gov. Signs Retroactive Health Insurance Bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Jan. 30 signed into law a measure to help people get medical insurance retroactive to Jan. 1, if computer problems with Maryland’s health exchange prevented them from signing up in time last year. The law, …

Maryland Reviews Legislative Remedy for Health Exchange Glitch

Maryland’s House of Delegates will likely vote Tuesday on a plan to help residents who have struggled with the state’s health insurance exchange online. The bill would let customers sign up for retroactive coverage in the Maryland Health Insurance Plan, …

Texas Adopts Rules for Health Insurance Exchange Navigators

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) issued final rules that it says will strengthen protections for consumers who seek assistance from federal health benefit exchange navigators. The department says the rules address insufficiencies in federal standards, as required by Senate …

More than 116K Kentuckians Enroll for Health Insurance Through Kynect

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s office says more than 116,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in health insurance through the commonwealth’s kynect website. Since Thanksgiving week, enrollments are up nearly 93 percent overall and 169 percent for private health insurance. More than one …

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Insurance Exchange Funds

Arkansas lawmakers have narrowly approved a $10.6 million grant to continue operating the insurance marketplace under the federal health overhaul, despite objections from some legislators over the law’s rocky start. The Arkansas Legislative Council approved the grant on a 21-18 …

Kentucky’s Health Care Call Center Adds Sunday Hours

A health care call center is expanding its hours to sign up Kentuckians for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the call center for Kentucky’s program, called Kynect, has added Sunday hours to operate from …