State auditor plans a full-throttle investigation of MNsure launch

  • Article by: Jackie Crosby , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 7, 2014 - 7:31 PM

Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles said he’ll to focus on IT contractors and whether MNsure officials actively managed the rollout.

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tocqueville2012Jan. 6, 14 7:38 PM

Auditors: Add to your long list of things to check why Mnsure continued to run internet TV and banner ads this past weekend when they knew the site would be shut down for the weekend. Plus, the sheer amount of TV ads seems out of proportion for the number of people they were hoping to sign up.

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daytonsajokeJan. 6, 14 7:41 PM

But one of the worst things you can do in managing these contracts is to stand on the sidelines with the hope that things will go well. You’ve got to be actively managing and verifying.”..............well not according to the govt defenders who post here. They would have you believe that it is all on the private sector and that govt officials are not responsible because they can't write computer code etc.

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masterson1Jan. 6, 14 7:50 PM

Oversight is a critical part of government. Let's expect that Jim Noble's assessment is non-partial and counts as much from the government side as it does the contractor side. Transparency is a requirement of our system.

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jbpaperJan. 6, 14 8:05 PM

Is Mr Noble going to look into MNsure's claim that they will be self funded and what they plan on doing if the tax on premiums doesn't cover their annual budget? We know the Strib won't ask about it.

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jbpaperJan. 6, 14 8:09 PM

"Connecture, based in Brookfield, Wis., designed the shopping platform;"------- Nice to know who screwed that up. Has to be one of the worst shopping platforms out there. A little tip for those at Connecture, when people are comparing health plans, they want to know more than whether or not they include gym memberships and weight loss plans. I shouldn't have to download a brochure from the insurer to find out about out of pocket max, copays, coinsurance and what it all covers.

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drfranktJan. 6, 14 8:16 PM

This is clearly a no-brainer. There was no oversight by the Governor, the majority party, and all the way down to the governor's appointed committee of lackeys. They threw the millions to the contractors and took three years worth of pay and benefits, hoping all would be fine, just like the Obama administration and Sebilius! Thanks for wasting the taxpaying citizens money, once again, democrats!

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drfranktJan. 6, 14 8:35 PM

This is clearly a no-brainer. There was no oversight by the Governor, the majority party, and all the way down to the governor's appointed committee of lackeys. They threw the millions to the contractors and took three years worth of pay and benefits, hoping all would be fine, just like the Obama administration and Sebilius! Thanks for wasting the taxpaying citizens money, once again, democrats!

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skipmachJan. 6, 14 9:28 PM

Maybe the ad with Paul Bunyan stopped spread eagled against the tree is similar to MNSURE slamming to quick stop-ouch!

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redeye12Jan. 6, 14 9:33 PM

MNSure should be subject to the same or equal treatment that AG Swanson gives private companies who make even the slightest error. If the audit finds mismanagement, security faults, gov't fault, or any other such failures, heads should roll, appropriations should be cut and Dayton be ultimately held responsible.

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supervon2Jan. 6, 14 9:44 PM

If these auditors get paid enough they can find a way to blame in on Bush or Pawlenty.

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