ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says Minnesota has reached a milestone in its effort to establish a health insurance exchange.
Sebelius notified Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday that the state has been granted conditional approval to operate its health insurance marketplace in 2014.
Nine other states and the District of Columbia have been given similar approval. Sebelius says the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services granted approval based on the state’s progress to date and its expected progress.