Minn. health exchange is open for business

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ST. PAUL, Minn.  - Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange is open for business.

While there was no immediate official announcement, the MNsure website began offering sign-up and plan information around mid-afternoon Tuesday.  It wasn't without hiccups. 

Late in the afternoon, on Twitter, MNsure tweeted, "Lots of great @MNsure feedback.  Keep it coming.  Lots of [people] creating accounts, causing delays for some."

MNsure officials pushed the launch back on Monday, saying they wanted to make sure the system connected properly with federal computer systems and that it was secure before consumers started using it to shop for coverage.

Across the country, the portals at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul have struggled to handle the volume of consumers on the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.

Roughly 300,000 uninsured Minnesotans are expected to buy insurance via MNsure.

We've collected KARE's coverage and informational links in one location on kare11.com.

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