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Demystifying MNsure and Obamacare

Let’s face it: health insurance is confusing, but you don’t have to figure it out alone. You can even get free, in-person help signing up and picking a plan at Planned Parenthood. 

Dec. 15, 2018

SCOTUS Victory for Planned Parenthood Patients

In a victory for Planned Parenthood, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of two appellate court decisions which found that terminating Planned Parenthood providers from the Medicaid program likely violated patients’ rights.

Dec. 10, 2018

What’s Happening with the ACA?

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is still in effect. That means that birth control—including IUDs and the implant—is still covered without a copay. In Minnesota, you can sign up for coverage during open enrollment between November 1, 2018 and January 13, 2019.

Dec. 1, 2018

L.F.'s MNsure Story

On January 1, L.F.’s new health insurance went into effect. And on January 21, she had a successful total hip replacement.

Nov. 25, 2018

No More Sacrificing Health Care to Pursue Your Dreams: Jasmine's MNsure Story

Like many people, Jasmine depends on prescription medications to keep her healthy. But when she left her job to prepare for medical school, her monthly medical bills became too much to handle. She worried that she might have to quit school if she couldn't find affordable health insurance.

Nov. 24, 2018

S.'s MNsure Story

“Having the flexibility to take a part time job that didn’t include insurance was really financially healthy for my family. I probably wouldn’t have taken it if I didn’t know that in January I would be able to access insurance.”

Nov. 20, 2018

Gayle’s MNsure Story

“Sometimes I still pinch myself. I’m looking for work. And maybe a company will have their own insurance. But for right now, it’s a godsend.”    

Nov. 18, 2018

Lindsay's MNsure Story

“I’ve had people say to me, ‘I have pre-existing conditions and I haven’t had insurance for ten years – this is the first time I’ve got hope that that’s going to change.’”

Nov. 17, 2018

Joan's MNsure Story

“A few years ago I had to take my daughter to the hospital because she was having symptoms that looked very much like appendicitis. It turned out it wasn’t, but of course it was 400 dollars to have it checked out. Now, if something like that happens, I won’t have to worry about the cost.”

Nov. 16, 2018