Minnesota Exchange Chief Resigns Amid Criticism

MPR News' Elizabeth Stawicki and Catherine Richert, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, report: "The head of Minnesota's health insurance marketplace resigned Tuesday after facing criticism over the troubled rollout and a questionably timed vacation in Costa Rica. April Todd-Malmlov submitted her resignation during an emergency closed session of the government board of MNsure, Minnesota's version of the insurance exchange that's tied to the federal health care overhaul. She had been under increasing pressure over insurance sign-up problems and failed to get a vote of confidence from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton last week" (Stawicki and Richert, 12/18). Read the story

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