weaselzippers;Minnesota Plans To Spend Another $12.5 Million To Fix Its Glitch Filled ObamaCare Exchange, Total Cost Now Exceeds $150 Million
Paid for with federal taxpayer dollars.
ST. PAUL – MNsure wants to spend an additional $12.5 million this year to continue repairs to its website and call center, officials said Wednesday, as they unveiled plans for a balanced budget in 2015.During a meeting Wednesday in St. Paul, the MNsure board approved a $39.8 million budget for next year that will be balanced if the federal government lets MNsure change the timing for when it can spend $5 million in grants.Federal approval is likely, said Scott Leitz, interim chief executive officer at MNsure, because the state is seeking flexibility – not more money. But if federal officials object, MNsure will make spending cuts so it doesn’t need more funds from the Legislature, Leitz said.Meanwhile, MNsure also is seeking federal approval to change its plans for spending grant funds this year, which would allow an additional $10 million for information technology (IT) and $2.5 million for better customer service operations. [...]Low commercial enrollment creates a budget problem for MNsure, because starting next year it must fund operations by withholding up to 3.5 percent of premiums sold. Operations this year are being funded by federal grants – Minnesota has received about $150 million from the federal government to create the MNsure exchange.Thank You PrairieBizMag, WZ, and Zip.
OK: Once more, for the record: Our Banner promises Psychiatry, so why all the Government FUBARS?
BECAUSE, These Govt. FUBARS are what Govt. Healthcare is, just like Psychiatry.
Without Govt. Paying for it, Psychiatry would virtually cease to exist.