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New MNsure exec admits problems, promises fixes

December 18, 2013
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The new leader of Minnesota's health insurance exchange is acknowledging its launch has been rocky but says he's committed to improvements.

Scott Leitz took over Wednesday as interim CEO of MNsure. That's after the resignation of April Todd-Malmlov who faced criticism over complications with insurance sign-ups under the federal health care law.

Brian Beutner, MNsure's board chairman, say the board might delay next Monday's enrollment deadline for those who want coverage starting Jan. 1. Beutner stopped short of guaranteeing that everyone who wants coverage Jan. 1 will have it, but says anyone who selected and paid for a plan can count on coverage.

In an e-mail to MNsure staff, Todd-Malmlov wrote she resigned to protect her family's privacy and welfare. She'd been criticized for a vacation amid MNsure's struggles.



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