Minnesota health exchange board is strong

  • Article by: Star Tribune Editorial
  • Updated: May 6, 2013 - 6:01 AM

Consumers and small businesses are well-represented.

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lostinstpaulMay. 6, 1310:21 AM

"but Dayton prioritized competence over politics." @@ @@ Funny, Mr Benner is a UNION negotiator who worked for one of the Unions that gave big $$ to Dayton. Not only that, he represented AFSCME - you know- the union that represents U of MN clerical workers? Those workers who went 3 contracts (6 years) with only a 1% increase, ONCE. For those who prefer to hear that another way- thats ZERO % increases for 5 YEARS in a row. He hasnt shown great ability to negotiate on behalf of workers, but sure seems like a good fit in the UNION/DFL machinery

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mike06597May. 6, 1310:40 AM

Is the website remotely accurate now? I checked on the cost of coverage and found that my situation would be priced at $952 per month. An insurance policy with a current provider and a $4,000 annual deductible is $435. The difference in premium is $5,220 each year. It will cost $1,220 more through the exchange plus what I don't spend on my deductible cap (which is rarely reached). I guess I can add another thing to the growing list of what I need to pay so other people get what they want.

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jengdahljMay. 6, 1310:49 AM

Here are 5 common gaps qualified health plan issuers have to resolve before plans can be sold on an exchange http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6715

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jdlellis1May. 6, 1312:14 PM

Paraphrasing VP Biden's remarks about keeing health care private, during the run up to the ACA vote, "Can ou imagine gradma having to wade through all the choices? This is where the government can step in and make things easy for all of us!" So let's take that logic to logical conclusion(s) and let the government do just about everything for everybody (e.g., pick your education, pick your job, pick your spouse, how many children you should have). So now in Minnesota we have yet another governing board who will "decide" wshat is best for business and what is best for consumers. Somehow in a free society, I was under the assumption that I can make my own choice without governent intervention.

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