Rochester GOP Sen. Carla Nelson sent a letter to the MNsure Board of Directors and the Minnesota Department of Commerce urging them to take steps to allow more insurance plans to sell coverage in Rochester. Currently, only one health insurance plan is available on MNsure for Rochester residents.
"I am disappointed there is only one plan available in Rochester, and I would ask that you allow the same access and choice to the citizens of Rochester as you do to residents in other areas of Minnesota. I request that you allow health insurance plans seeking to insure in the Rochester market onto the MNsure exchange," she wrote.
Nelson also recorded a video message in which she said, MNsure has "been an unmitigated disaster for my constituents." She said the insurance rates being offered are twice as high in southeast Minnesota than for people with the same risk level in the metro area.
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