State won’t collect $30 million in MinnesotaCare premiums

By |2018-04-12T15:21:34-05:00April 12th, 2018|

State officials say they will give up on efforts to collect a backlog of $30 million in MinnesotaCare premiums that weren't paid because of problems with a computer system. The Minnesota Department of Human Services says the problem has been fixed, but identifying the people who had not been billed would likely cost more than the money the state would collect. The Star Tribune reports Acting Human Services Commissioner Chuck Johnson says it would also create confusion and stress for past enrollees, who make no more than twice the poverty level, if they were to receive a bill from years ago. [...]

Rep. Johnson calling for hearings on MinnesotaCare Buy-In

By |2018-03-02T14:44:37-06:00March 2nd, 2018|

Governor Mark Dayton is urging legislators to pass a MinnesotaCare Buy-In option that would reportedly reduce costs and improve access for an estimated 100-thousand Minnesotans who buy insurance on the individual market. At the State Capitol, House Representative Clark Johnson (D- North Mankato) said that residents want another choice. "They see MinnesotaCare as an excellent choice for their family. Fundamentally what we're proposing is that when Minnesotan's go on the market in a couple of years, that they will see it among the options to buy-in to the MinnesotaCare. Some families will say, that's not working for me, they'll chose something [...]

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