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As our state launches MNsure, technical glitches can be expected. But remember that Minnesota’s health plans execute millions of electronic transitions a day with thousands of doctor, clinic, hospital, employer and state and federal partners. They are prepared to do to the same for MNsure.
We live in the land of 10,000 lakes, and upcoming changes may bring 10,000 questions. Know that help is available to answer those questions so that you make the best choice for yourself and for your family.
A final note: Reform isn’t over. Next year is a transition year, and changes will continue toward a new normal. While insurance reforms are implemented, tremendous challenges will remain around the underlying cost of health care services. How we tackle these costs as a community will determine the future of health care for all of us.
Julie Brunner lives in St. Paul and is the executive director of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans.
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