Dayton apologizes for troubled MNsure rollout 04 Sep 14


ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) – Governor Mark Dayton is apologizing for the troubled rollout of Minnesota’s online health insurance exchange.

Dayton on Wednesday called the initial glitches with MNsure the single biggest disappointment of his first term.

But the Star Tribune reports the Democratic governor also defended the federal Affordable Care Act.

Dayton appeared at a general session of the Association of Minnesota Counties held in Alexandria. He thanked county leaders for their help with MNsure.

Dayton’s Republican opponent, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, also spoke to the group but did not bring up MNsure.

A spokesman said Johnson would prefer to obtain a federal waiver from the Obama administration that would let Minnesota run its own health care system, but short of that, he would seek major changes to the way MNsure operates.

Information in the following story is from: Star Tribune,