The Affordable Care Act
On March 23rd, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, providing coverage to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, allowing students to stay on their parents' plans a little longer, saving senior citizens money by addressing the donut hole in Medicare, and guaranteeing that women pay the same as men for health insurance.
The Affordable Care Act - or "ObamaCare" - is the first step, not the last, in our nation's quest for providing Americans with the assurance, security, and the peace of mind that accompanies quality, low-cost health care.
Enrollment for individuals and small businesses in the MNsure marketplace began October 1st.
So here's what you need to know:
1. On October 1st, Minnesota launched MNsure, a health insurance marketplace for individuals who are uninsured or who need to find new coverage. MNsure is a one-stop shop where both individuals and small businesses can browse through health care plans to find the right coverage for themselves or for their employees.
2. You will get to choose your coverage by browsing through plans and costs side-by-side from health care providers that are now competing for your business. You can search for plans with specific features that match the health needs of both yourself and your family.
Where do you start?
The following links will take you to MNsure's site, where they will explain how the new marketplace system will work for all Minnesotans:
If you still have trouble signing up for insurance coverage, please call my Duluth office at (218) 464-5095. We’ll steer you to help, and make sure the problem is reported and given proper attention.