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Dayton: MNsure has work to do but it still has brought insurance to many

Posted by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger Updated: June 18, 2014 - 6:24 PM

Gov. Mark Dayton said on Wednesday that MNsure clearly has 'work to do' but has been successful in bringing down the state's rate of uninsured Minnesotans.

The DFL governor's comments came in the wake of a Deloitte Consulting report that found that many areas of the health insurance exchange website were not working as they should.

 

The governor said Wednesday afternoon that he had only read headlines on the latest report, because he was in a Board of Pardons meeting for most of the afternoon. But, he said, that the consulting firm found problems was "not surprising."

"They’ve got a lot of work to do. They’ve known that for some time," he said.

The health exchange he signed into law has still proved a boon to the state, Dayton said.

"But the fact is, despite all those deficiencies and all the problems, we’ve got 40 percent fewer uninsured Minnesotans," the governor said. "That’s a remarkable success considering some of the  problems that everybody is well aware of."

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