Lawmakers Hear About MNsure Money Woes
Officials with MNsure say additional public funding could be neededif health care plan enrollments through the state’s health insurance exchange continue to tip toward government rather than private insurance programs.
State lawmakers serving on the MNsure oversight committee met Thursday and focused their discussions on possible budget shortfalls for MNsure as early as next year. The money to operate the system comes from a 1.5-percent tax on the private health insurance sold through MNsure. Overall enrollments through MNsure have been below projections and the organization’s costs have been higher than expected because of expenses associated with fixing ongoing problems with the website.