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Still no launch time for Minn. health exchange

October 1, 2013
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials with Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange still haven't announced a time for its launch.

MNsure officials said late Monday afternoon that they had pushed the debut back to sometime Tuesday afternoon. They said they wanted to make sure the system connected properly with federal computer systems and that it was secure before consumers started using it to shop for coverage.

But by early afternoon they still had not set a time for the online marketplace to go live and had not said why.

Across the country, the portals at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul have struggled to handle the volume of consumers on the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.

Roughly 300,000 uninsured Minnesotans are expected to buy insurance via MNsure.



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