Minnesotans: The Minnesota DFL is so proud of MNSure – their signature accomplishment of the past two years – that you’re going to have to sign up for it before you can see what it costs!
Representatives Tara Mack and Joe Hoppe got an op-ed in the Strib over the weekend.
This year Minnesotans won’t know the price of plans until MNsure’s next enrollment period begins on Nov. 15. They’ll have just four weeks to find a plan and complete enrollment.
State health and insurance officials agreed last year that a preview period was a positive step. Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said releasing rates early “increases transparency and allows individuals, families and small businesses more time to consider the options that will be available on MNsure.” MNsure Chairman Brian Beutner said: “The sooner that you can get concrete information … out is going to allow people to actually make some decisions — as opposed to generalized information.”
So why aren’t the Dayton administration and MNsure pushing for an early rate release again this year?
As in, after the election?
It’s possible that those who built MNsure are afraid voters will see how much their insurance costs are going up before the election.
Yes. Yes, I think it is just possible.
The media has been eating up the narrative that “MNSure is getting people insured!”. But it’s costing an astounding amount of money and labor to do it, and most of them have no idea that the biggest costs of Obamacare/MNSure haven’t even set in yet.
And the DFL is going to keep it that way until after as many as possible of them have been duped into voting for Governor
Messinger Dayton again.