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Lawmakers begin to establish health insurance marketplace

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ST. PAUL -- One in five Minnesotans is expected to buy health insurance offered by a mostly online marketplace that a newly written bill would establish.


The marketplace, known as a health care exchange, is required by federal law known as Obamacare and must be in place by Oct. 31.

"A Minnesota-based exchange allows Minnesota the opportunity to modernize our public systems," state Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, said.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.