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What will the health insurance market in Minnesota look like in 2017?

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Learning about MNsure
Maureen O'Connell addresses people in attendance at the "MNsure Crash Course" at the St. Paul Library to help them understand how federal health care reform affects their lives.
Jim Mone | AP 2013

When it comes to health insurance, this is a confusing time. Many Minnesotans were thrown into uncertainty when Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announced it had decided to stop selling health plans to individuals and families starting next year.

It's especially confusing if you're buying insurance on your own, outside of an employer.

MPR News host Tom Weber talked with two experts about what to expect in the world of health insurance next year: Allison O'Toole, the CEO of MNsure, and Stephen Parente, a professor of health finance at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.