Almanac North - Oct 4, 2013

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Video Summary

Topics: “Affordable Care Act Debate” & “Federal Government Shutdown”

Description: Minnesota’s new online insurance marketplace, “MNSure”, went live this week, the first test of the nation’s “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. Our guests have opposing points of view on the law.

And the partial federal government shutdown is having an unwanted effect on the region. Our guests have experience that impact first hand. Among those furloughed: 150 workers at Duluth’s EPA laboratory.

Guests: Mike Hickey, National Federation of Independent Businesses; Rep. Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth; Elaine Hansen, UMD Center for Economic Development; Maria Princen, Americorp Vista – Community Action Duluth

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