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December 3, 2013

Dear Mr. MaddMedic:

Thank you for contacting me about health care reform. Knowing your views is important to me.

As you know, the comprehensive health care reform legislation – the Affordable Care Act – was passed in 2010. On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the law as constitutional.

On October 1, 2013, our state opened the health care exchange for Minnesota called MNSure. During the sign-up period for MNSure from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, please know that you can call 1-855-366-7873 to get specific answers to questions on individual plans and choices available at

Since the passage of the law, I have always said that it is a beginning, not an end, and that improvements will need to be made—including legislative changes. The problems with the federal exchange website,, are unacceptable and must be fixed. While our site…

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