Insurance exchange bill clears final hurdle

  • Article by: Jennifer Brooks , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 19, 2013 - 5:37 AM

Republicans criticized the bill creating an online marketplace to shop for health plans as overly powerful. The insurance exchange is to be up and running Oct. 1.

  • 22
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
foneboothMar. 18, 13 9:08 PM

As long as the insurance companies don't collude and price fix...

15
7
jbpaperMar. 18, 13 9:14 PM

I'm still wondering how this is any different than the free sites that are already available that compare insurance policies? Besides for the part that the free sites aren't costing us $64 million a year.

10
15
ruphinaMar. 18, 13 9:53 PM

Does ANYBODY really think they can pull this off for only $64M? I bet they have to emergency appropriate funds the day the legislature convene next year. Bill G.

8
14
vampress_meMar. 18, 1310:13 PM

"more than a million Minnesotans could be shopping for health insurance by this time next year". Is this like the 'e-tabs and e-bingo could pay for the new Vikings stadium'? More government cluster.

7
12
WalksHauntMar. 18, 1310:17 PM

"......it’s all right to come back at it if we think certain provisions we passed don’t work.”??? Are they saying they have to read it to see what's in it? This is just another time waster (aka per diem for legislators) instead of just doing the real budget work and being done for the session.

6
10
gkimballMar. 18, 1310:21 PM

Of course the Republicans tried to stop it. It doesn't give insurance companies enough advantage over common people.

17
10
dflleftMar. 18, 1310:38 PM

REMEMBER FOLKS, the 60 million dollar annual cost for the exchange [ could have used the feds exchange for free] will be passed on to you, the consumer...the insurance companies are going to charged by the great state of mn to help pay for the cost, 1-2% of premiums and that gets passed on to you. Another great plan brought to you by the DFL and liberal left theory.

10
11
usa2012Mar. 18, 1310:54 PM

$64,000,000.00 per year, more examples of the "AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT".

14
14
chuckdancerMar. 18, 1311:13 PM

Alway, always,always Republicans' first and foremost worry is protecting the interests of business. If insurance companies are put in control of the exchange as Republicans seek to do they will serve their own self interests. Well, we don't need people with conflict of interests running what should be an impartial exchange. Thumbs down to the Republicans on this.

18
13
sarahanneMar. 19, 13 1:22 AM

The current system is so badly broken anything is worth a try. Currently there is no accountability in the health care system. Everyone can charge whatever they would like and justify it be baffling everyone so people give up trying to understand. The healthcare system will never function as true free market.

18
6

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT