|By Jackie Crosby, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
In all, the state has received five grants worth
About 1.3 million Minnesotans are expected to use the exchange eventually, including 300,000 who are now uninsured. State officials say
The exchanges are a major part of
Those who use the exchange will have a one-stop marketplace to compare health plans for price and quality, enroll in public health programs and determine eligibility for tax credits to make premiums more affordable.
The grant money "brings
The state has hired a vendor to build the technical backbone of the exchange, which is expected to operate like an online travel site and can also be accessed by phone.
A total of 49 states, the
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