Health Care Overhaul


President Barack Obama signed the sweeping Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010. Since then, the law has withstood various legal assaults, including one leading to a landmark U.S. Supreme opinion affirming the law's constitutionality.

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Your guide : MNsure101 | The Affordable Care Act
  • MNsure 'no longer vulnerable' to security issue
    A security flaw on MNsure that left users vulnerable to a hacking device has been fixed, a Minnetonka computer security analyst said Tuesday.December 17, 2013
  • Microsoft exec will now run HealthCare.gov
    The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will take over the operation of the troubled HealthCare.gov websiteDecember 17, 2013
  • Under pressure, MNsure pushes data privacy fixes
    The problem is complex, but it comes down to this: MNsure's website allows consumers' private data to come through unencrypted, leaving it vulnerable to an inexpensive hacking tool.December 17, 2013
  • GOP leaders raise MNsure concerns
    Republican leaders in the Minnesota House and Senate are calling on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to answer key questions about the state's new health insurance exchange.December 16, 2013
  • Minn. health care spending grew at slower rate in recent years
    A Minnesota Department of Health study finds health care spending in the state continued at a slow 2 percent growth rate from 2010 to 2011.December 12, 2013
  • Already covered, many still seek -- and find -- better options on MNsure
    Initial numbers from the state's new online marketplace suggest that the site is attracting an unexpected audience: Those who already carry insurance coverage, but are looking for a better deal.December 12, 2013
  • Experts criticize security holes in MNsure
    When Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace unveiled its website in October, state I.T. officials described MNsure's security measures as "state of the art."December 12, 2013
  • Dayton: MNsure issues need to be fixed
    The ongoing technological problems that continue to plague the state's online health insurance marketplace should have been resolved by now, Gov. Mark Dayton said today.December 11, 2013
  • Minn. insurers: Bad MNsure data could delay coverage
    Insurance carriers selling plans on the new insurance marketplace say enrollment information they're getting from MNsure is inaccurate and incomplete - and that time is running out to fix these problems.December 6, 2013
  • MNsure applicants in last stage double in November
    The number of people who are in the final stages of applying for health insurance through the state's new online insurance marketplace, has more than doubled since the beginning of November according to figures released today by MNsure.December 4, 2013
  • Some MNsure enrollees might not be covered as plans start up
    Insurance purchased through MNsure is set to take effect the first of the year for Minnesotans who sign up by Dec. 23. But some people who have signed up before the deadline could still find themselves without coverage, officials say.December 3, 2013
  • Supreme Court nixes Christian university lawsuit on health law
    The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university's attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration's health care law.December 2, 2013
  • Officials: Healthcare.gov making strides
    Visitors to the government's health care website encounter fewer errors and the system now works most of the time, administration officials said Sunday in a progress report.December 1, 2013
  • How will we know if HealthCare.gov is fixed?
    Saturday is the day the White House promised the website for the Affordable Care Act will work for the "vast majority of users." NPR's health policy correspondent Julie Rovner explains what that means, and whether the deadline is going to be met.November 30, 2013
  • New worry looms for the Affordable Care Act
    Saturday is the day the Obama administration promised it would have HealthCare.gov working smoothly for the majority of people who need to sign up for health insurance.November 30, 2013

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The health care overhaul coverage team:


Elizabeth Stawicki, JD, Reporter
Elizabeth Stawicki

Elizabeth Stawicki, JD, covers health care reform for MPR News. Her reporting often appears nationally as part of collaboration between MPR/Kaiser Health News/NPR called, "Health Care in the States."

Catharine Richert, Reporter
Catharine Richert

Catharine Richert covers politics and health care for MPR News, and writes PoliGraph, a fact-checking feature that gets behind the spin in Minnesota politics.

Bill Catlin, Editor
Bill Catlin

Bill Catlin is an editor responsible for directing MPR News' business, economics, and Affordable Care Act coverage.