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
  • Some MNsure glitches persist
    MNsure officials have said a server problem that prevented some people from creating accounts on the system was fixed Tuesday and that more than 1,600 people have been able to create accounts since the site opened.October 2, 2013
  • With a few glitches, MNsure goes live
    The massive, $100 million information technology project wasn't without glitches Tuesday afternoon. Most notably, the website wasn't always able to verify the identity of potential consumers.October 2, 2013
  • MNsure expected to launch Tuesday afternoon
    The MNsure website is slated to open sometime this afternoon, though officials haven't said exactly when. The delay has to do with MNsure's connection to the federal hub, a database filled with citizenship, tax and income information that will be used to determine whether someone is eligible for government programs or subsidies.October 1, 2013
  • Minnesota's health insurance marketplace opens for business today
    Minnesota's health insurance exchange, MNsure, launches today. We'll look back at the Massachusetts insurance exchange in 2006 to see what we can expect.The Daily Circuit, October 1, 2013
  • Will 'Obamacare' work? Look to Romney and Massachusetts
    Today marks a milestone on the nation's long march toward universal health coverage - the launch of online marketplaces, called exchanges, designed to help people find health insurance they can afford. It's an idea pioneered by Massachusetts seven years ago, with a law championed by former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney.October 1, 2013
  • MNsure to debut Tuesday afternoon
    Uninsured Minnesotans eager to check out health care coverage may have to wait just a little bit longer. The website for MNsure, the state's new online insurance marketplace, is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, but officials say it may not be available to the public until the afternoon.September 30, 2013
  • MNsure launch to be delayed by several hours
    Dayton said a delay in the availability of the federal data hub until about dawn tomorrow will slow MNsure's opening.September 30, 2013
  • Health exchange rollouts are a milestone for 'Obamacare'
    Roundly criticized by many Republicans, the Affordable Care Act marks a milestone this week as state health insurance marketplaces begin enrollment.September 30, 2013
  • Why MNsure rates are the lowest in the country
    When experts try to explain why rates are lower in the state they point to the fact that Minnesotans are healthier, the state's health care system is better and more people are insured.September 27, 2013
  • MNsure roll-out a ripe opportunity for scammers
    The roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, a confusing process for many people, is a dream come true for rip-off artists. Consumer advocacy groups and government agencies are urging consumers to keep their private information to themselves to avoid being victimized.September 26, 2013
  • Low premiums in Minn. under health overhaul
    Minnesota will offer average monthly premiums of $144 for a plan at the least expensive level of coverage, and $192 for two plans in the second least expensive. No other state offers lower rates in any of the three categories.September 25, 2013
  • MNsure would delay Oct. 1 launch if security risks resurface
    As a result of a recent data breach, MNsure's executives were on the hot seat at a legislative oversight committee hearing today, trying to calm worries about the agency's ability to safeguard personal information.September 24, 2013
  • State warns of insurance scams as MNsure gets underway
    Open enrollment on Minnesota's new online insurance marketplace, MNsure, won't begin until October first but state commerce officials say bogus websites that give the impression they're part of the new marketplaces have been appearing for months.September 22, 2013
  • MNsure 101: Your guide
    MNsure, the state's online health insurance marketplace, goes live on Oct. 1. We've created an essential guide to help you understand what MNsure is, how it affects you and your family, and how it will change your options for insurance coverage. Can you keep your doctor? We've got that covered, too.September 20, 2013
  • MNsure data security breach prompts new bill
    A data security breach at the state's new online insurance marketplace has prompted two members of Minnesota's Congressional delegation to write a bill designed to prevent confidential information from being leaked again.September 19, 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.