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Terry Hassan with the Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver and Dakota counties helps Lawrence Wills fill out the online application for MNSure health insurance during an outreach event at the Wescott Library in Eagan, Minn., sponsored by Portico Healthnet, a St. Paul-based navigator group that provides health insurance counseling, Wednesday, March 19, 2014.(Pioneer Press: John Autey)

Can MNsure avoid repeat of deadline ‘nightmare’?

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ST. PAUL -- When Minnesota launched its new health insurance exchange Oct. 1, the problems came quickly.

By late October, the error rate at the MNsure website peaked at 22 percent.

In November, state officials started rerunning 30,000 applications because of a variety of problems, including inaccurate rulings about whether people qualified for financial assistance.

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