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ST. PAUL, MN—Health insurance premium rates through the failed $400 million MNsure website have reached historic levels. Preliminary rate increases were released through Healthcare.Gov on Thursday afternoon. Minnesota families and individuals who buy insurance on their own could pay an average increase around 60 percent, the highest average increase of any year since Governor Dayton and Democrats established MNsure.
Premiums in the MNsure exchange have risen in each of the three years new prices have been set, but the current hike is projected to be the largest once updated prices are finalized in the coming weeks. Representative Anna Wills, R-Rosemount, issued the following statement regarding the increases:
“These rate hikes will increase financial hardship on Minnesota families for yet another year," said Wills. "After three consecutive rate increases for MNSure plans, it is now more clear than ever that this issue must be addressed by the legislature as quickly as possible. MNSure advocates need to see that the system is broken and that people must be held to account for MNSure's persistent failings."
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