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Bumpy start for MNsure

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The launch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as Obamacare, has dominated state and national headlines over the last few months.


The ACA is a federal health care law requiring every American to have health insurance.

What’s the impact so far here at home?

Locally, it’s been bumpy, according to those who are helping people sign up for MNsure, Minnesota’s marketplace for health plans.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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