Mar 4, 2013 at 9:17 am
ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) - Minnesota lawmakers are getting ready to vote on the bill that will create the state's version of a health insurance exchange.
The move is a way for uninsured people to obtain health coverage and is a centerpiece of the Obama administration's health care overhaul. The scheduled vote today follows weeks of hearings and hours of testimony in a total of nine House committees as lawmakers assembled the complex legislation.
The goal is a website where consumers can choose from insurance plans. Enrollment is supposed to start Oct. 1. The Senate will vote on a slightly different version of the bill Tuesday.