Now that uncertainty is leading some people to hold off on buying health insurance.
"We have heard from assisters, just anecdotally across the state, that consumers are canceling their appointments because there is so much uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act," said
O'Toole said Minnesotans shouldn't hesitate to buy insurance despite that uncertain future. The law requiring Americans to have health coverage will remain in effect, and insurance policies are "between a consumer and a carrier" that won't be affected if MNsure goes away, O'Toole said.
"My message to them is, don't give up," O'Toole said.
MAJORITY OF ENROLLEES NEW TO MNSURE
The open enrollment period for the individual health insurance market began
In its first two weeks, 23,883 Minnesotans enrolled in health insurance through MNsure, plus an unknown number bought directly from health insurance carriers.
Around 60 percent of the customers so far are new to MNsure, while the rest are renewing existing MNsure plans.
In the first two weeks, 34.2 percent of enrollees bought plans from
These numbers are likely to change dramatically.
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