Dayton won't grant extension of existing health insurance plans

  • Article by: Jackie Crosby , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 19, 2013 - 5:53 AM

Insurers had protested that changes offered by President Obama would be disruptive.

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theagonybhoNov. 18, 13 5:08 PM

Obama's fix came a little too late. Let the fallout begin.

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jim2011beamNov. 18, 13 5:13 PM

So there you have it - Bummercare or a penalty for not signing up.

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TaxFreeTennNov. 18, 13 5:14 PM

So Dayton confirms the Obama lie: You CAN'T keep your plan if you want to. Anyone who votes for one of these clowns in 2014 deserve what you get. Enjoy paying the high deductibles and high premiums for your forced insurance. Lemmings.

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dflleftNov. 18, 13 5:16 PM

IN all pther states, the decision is made by the Insurance Commisioner.

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FrankLNov. 18, 13 5:17 PM

jim, my wife's penalty is she gets to lose her job due to Obamacare. She was working part time and her premiums just tripled to half her monthly salary. Unfortunately she must take the insurance or quit, her only options.

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vegasgalNov. 18, 13 5:17 PM

Thank you. I know there are winners and losers. With a pre-existing condition, I am one of the winners: I can finally get insurance on the individual market with better coverages at $100 less a month than the MN high risk pool saving me $3,000 to $4,000 a year. I know some folks will be pretty angry but I can sleep at night knowing that I am protected for this year and, hopefully, for years to come.

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hlakerNov. 18, 13 5:23 PM

Good for you, Governor Dayton!

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Truckman182Nov. 18, 13 5:26 PM

When did it become okay in this country for the president and Governor Dayton to rule by decree??? The president says it's okay and then Dayton says it's not okay. Bunch of bumbling keystone cops....

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aschroepferNov. 18, 13 5:35 PM

The most important legislative action of his presidency and Obama sits back and actually expects a government built site to work properly? This just reiterates that he has no experience in the real world. He is an amateur at best. The liberal government takeover of our lives is not what it best for us.

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mwellcomeNov. 18, 13 5:38 PM

Dayton had no choice. If he would have allowed the continuation of existing plans, that would have led to less enrollment in MNSURE. Which in turn would have meant less money to pay for MNSURE. Which in turn would have meant higher taxes on Minnesotans to keep MNSURE running. But, in the long run, none of that is going to matter because young people aren't going to sign up anyway because it's cheaper to pay the penalty ... I mean tax, sorry. So Minnesotans are going to be paying for MNSURE anyway. We made a bad choice creating our own exchange. We took the carrot and accepted money from the feds to start the exchange and I ask for what? We have zero say in how the exchanges run and will be paying for MNSURE out of our tax dollars after federal money runs out. The enrollment numbers MNSURE is using are misleading. Most of the folks that are registering are not registering for the ACA, they are registering for MA or Minnesotacare. Those registrants do not fund the ACA. The ACA is a train wreck and needs to be fixed. I'm all for health care reform but this isn't it!

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