Minnesota Finalizes $41 Million Health Exchange Contract

On Monday, Minnesota announced it has signed a $41 million contract to implement the state health exchange required by the Affordable Care Act, joining at least 15 other states that are also moving forward to enact the ACA’s provisions. In contrast, Republican governors in conservative states, including Florida, South Carolina, and Wisconsin, are threatening to delay setting up health exchanges until after the presidential election, in case Mitt Romney wins and repeals Obamacare. Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman called the announcement a “significant milestone” to developing Minnesota’s insurance exchange.