Senator Raises Concerns Over MNsure Oversight

Updated: 12/15/2013 9:32 PM
Created: 12/15/2013 4:32 PM
By: Nick Winkler

Senator Sean Nienow, a Republican from Cambridge, is one of ten lawmakers on the MNsure legislative oversight committee.

The committee, established by law, is tasked with reviewing MNsure's operations and recommending any necessary changes.

MNsure has experienced data breaches, web site vulnerabilities, and user issues recently.

However, it has been three months since the oversight committee last met. In fact, the committee has met just three times this year and is not planning to meet again until next year.

Senator Nienow says the committee is not meeting frequently enough and is not providing adequate oversight.

He points to a four page letter he sent MnSure prior to the September meeting. The letter contained dozens of questions about data security.

Nienow has waited months for answers.

That wait is now over though as Mnsure says it emailed Nienow answers to his questions a couple hours prior to our report being broadcast.

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