We recently learned from state officials that at least 16,000 low-income Minnesotans never received letters telling them that the state needed more information on their MNsure applications for insurance coverage through the Medical Assistance program. It is possible that many of these people remain uninsured. The notices were supposed to tell the applicants to provide more information to qualify for the state's Medical Assistance program, but were never sent to the affected individuals.
People’s health insurance shouldn’t be treated so carelessly. Due to the poor implementation of Obamacare in Minnesota by the Dayton Administration, 16,000 low-income Minnesotans may be without coverage. Instead of recognizing that families were going to be penalized, House Democrats referred to these individuals as lawbreakers and dismissed efforts by my Republican colleagues to provide assistance. I hope there is a plan to hold officials at the Department of Human Services accountable. It’s unacceptable if this same group of people is allowed to continue making the same mistakes to the detriment of Minnesotans.
Based on state law, I can no longer send out legislative e-mail updates after today through November 4. However, I can still respond to individual constituent e-mails and letters. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions, comments, and concerns you may have in the coming months.
As always, I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact me by phone, call (651) 296-9918. Mail can be sent to Rep. Steve Green, 231 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, Minnesota 55155.