Faced with premium increases of almost 80 percent over two years,
The individual market comprises about 5 percent of Minnesotans who don't get their health coverage from an employer or a public program such as
The price hikes and caps are unacceptable. The Star Tribune Editorial Board began calling for individual market reforms to protect consumers last fall. The year since then has been wasted, with DFLers scared to admit that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) needs fixes and too many
Under the new program, Alaskans with certain medical conditions will continue to shop and buy in the private individual market. Insurers will still administer the policy, but the state program will pick up the care costs, said
If it sounds a lot like what
Numbers from the state
Other options to consider include allowing the public to buy into the state-run MinnesotaCare program.
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