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Hey Minnesota~Are these the words you believe in?? ....If you like your policy, you can keep your policy.......We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it .....

Bloomington-based HealthPartners says it is temporarily suspending sales of individual health insurance policies due to uncertainty created by the new federal law.
Congress passed health reform six months ago, but starting today new health insurance policies must comply with key provisions of the legislation.
In Minnesota, that’s meant changes to health plan policies that regulators at the Minnesota Department of Commerce must approve before companies can sell policies to new customers. The state hasn’t signed off on changes because the Commerce Department needs more guidance on certain new federal rules, said Amy Von Walter, a spokeswoman for HealthPartners.
“Due to continuing changes caused by health care reform, we temporarily have no long term individual medical plans for sale” the insurance company says in a notice on its website.

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 2:21 PM on Sep. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • "Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota also is waiting for final approval before it can resume sales of its health plans for individuals, said Pam Lux, a spokeswoman for the Eagan-based insurer."


    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 2:21 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Have the Federal Laws only added to the uncertainty of Health Care in the US?

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 2:24 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I believe Aetna and Cigna both are stopping the sale of individual children's plans because the sale of these plans, many of which would be children who would not be coverable would just raise the cost of all plans. There is nothing wrong with them doing it either. They are not preventing the children from getting insurance it just has to be done in an available family plan. My My the Libs didn't think this one through very well did they?

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:30 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • My My the Libs didn't think this one through very well did they?

    ~They had to pass it before they can tell what was in it and they gave Dems a free pass to do it!!!!! Talk about reaping what they sew.

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 2:33 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Quick! Economics 101!

    When something is in high demand, and there are limits on the supply, what happens to the cost?


    Answer by lovinangels at 2:46 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Up, Up, Up it goes

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:56 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Aren't there some Minnesota liberals on here? I wonder what they think? Maybe they are saying to themselves " @@ " as they give Obama yet another FREE PASS... hrmmm, I wonder....

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 3:56 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • One of the biggest fundamental problems with the whole healthcare reform was Obama (once again) promising things that were completely beyond his control. His claims about availability and costs were complete bald faced lies, and he knew that when he told them. He can no more dictate what will happen to pricing and availability of healthcare plans than he could say that a law about regulating the plastic used in toys would absolutely lower the cost and increase the availability of Happy Meals. Nobody can legislate what products and services a company must provide or the prices they must charge for them. That doesn't change just because the products and services in question are a hot button campaign issue.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:01 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Hey where IS everyone today?! LOL :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:27 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

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