Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Legislative News and Views - Rep. Peggy Scott (R)

Back to profile

Legislative Update (Oct. 22, 2013)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dear neighbor,

Last Wednesday, the board of MNsure – the Minnesota Department of Obamacare – held their first meeting since beginning its open enrollment process. MNsure officials say that 3,769 people are in the process of enrolling.

  • 406 people are in the payment process for individual market coverage.
  • 867 people are enrolling in MinnesotaCare through MNsure but have not received invoices.
  • 2,496 people are enrolling in MA through MNsure

However, the most important number to take away is the number zero. ZERO Minnesotans have completed enrollment in a health plan through MNsure. According to MNsure officials, they are unable to transfer applicant information into health plans and confirmed payments cannot be processed. These are the final steps of the enrollment process. Without their completion, a person is not completely enrolled in a health plan. The longer MNsure remains in disarray, the fewer people will actually get insurance and the higher health insurance tax is going to be on plans sold through MN in future years. For now, that tax is set to be 1.5% beginning in 2014.

Two weeks after MNsure’s failed launch and after spending more than $150 million taxpayer dollars, not a single Minnesotan has been able to complete enrollment in a health plan through the Democrats’ new state agency. Zero – a number even lonelier than one – is a costly figure for Minnesota taxpayers.


Please remember that November 5 is Election Day for seats on the Anoka-Hennepin School Board. If you don’t know where your polling station is, you can click here and type in your address to get your polling location.

I am always interested in your feedback. Please feel free to contact me by e-mail at Rep.Peggy.Scott@House.MN or contact my office at 651-296-4231. You can also send me mail to my office address: 201 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.