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Gov. Mark Dayton signs a bill into law Wednesday, March 20, to establish a new way to buy health insurance. Bill authors standing with him are Sen, Tony Lourey of Kerrick, left, and Rep. Joe Atkins of Inver Grove Heights. Rep. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, is pictured at right in the back. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

MNsure to be where Minnesotans buy health insurance online


ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will be able to shop for health insurance through a state marketplace beginning Oct. 1, but may not see savings for a couple of years.

Minutes after Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday signed a bill into law establishing the marketplace, to be known as MNsure, he said that it eventually will save Minnesotans money, but not until 2015 or later.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.