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Newly Released Documents Highlight Oklahoma Health Exchange Politics

Gov. Mary Fallin on Aug. 11 released 31 documents that her administration previously withheld from news media involving her administration’s decision to reject a state health insurance exchange under the federal health care law. The emails suggest an administration that …

Wisconsin Regulators Say 166,000 Gained Insurance Coverage

Newly released numbers by the Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner’s office shows that nearly 166,000 Wisconsin residents purchased health insurance by June 1. But it’s not known how many of those people were previously uninsured. Gov. Scott Walker has promised to cut …

Wisconsin Insurer Fails to Activate Coverage for Nearly 300

Nearly 300 people who applied for stand-alone dental coverage from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Wisconsin through the federal health care exchange thought they had policies but didn’t have them activated, according to enforcement records from the state’s Office of …

Tech Troubles Remain at Minnesota’s Health Insurance Exchange

Consultants told the board that governs Minnesota’s health insurance exchange that a lot of work is needed to get the troubled system ready for open enrollment in November. MNsure hired Deloitte Consulting LLP for $5 million in April to be …

Wellmark Opts Out of South Dakota Health Insurance Marketplace

The largest private health insurer in South Dakota has opted to not sell plans through the federal marketplace during the open enrollment period that begins in November. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it will forgo participating in the …

Minnesota’s PreferredOne Grabs Big Share of State Health Insurance Exchange

A Minnesota health insurance company didn’t expect to offer some of the nation’s lowest premiums – it just turned out that way for PreferredOne. PreferredOne had been just a small player in Minnesota’s market for individuals who buy health insurance …

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 …