The MNsure Governance Restructure bill would transform MNsure into a state agency, and was crafted after complaints from citizens and legislators regarding oversight, technical glitches, and ease of accessing coverage. According to the legislation, MNsure would be headed by a commissioner appointed by the governor, and would be held accountable to the executive and legislative branches. The move from a public-private governance structure to a state agency will allow MNsure to better serve its customers, as well as provide greater oversight of the health exchange. A February report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) was critical of MNsure’s roll out and outlined four main recommendations to improve the health exchange; this bill addresses three of those recommendations. To date, MNsure has played a substantial role in providing the uninsured with affordable options and has contributed to the lowest uninsured rate in the state’s history.
STATUS: The bill is in the Finance Committee. (S.F. 139)
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