Struggling MNsure’s Future Could Hinge On Election
After three years of tech problems, paltry enrollment and insurer dropouts, Minnesota’s Obamacare exchange is still struggling. And the future of one of the country’s most troubled exchanges may depend on down-ballot races in a turbulent election year.
Republicans, who have long criticized mismanagement of the exchange, are hoping to seize on its troubles to win full control of the Legislature this November and scrap the state-run marketplace entirely. Democratic lawmakers, meanwhile, hope to win back the Legislature and push through legislation to shore up the marketplace known as MNsure. (Demko, 7/21)