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Jennifer is a 25-year-old woman from Winona currently holding down two jobs, neither of which offers health insurance benefits.

"I signed up through MNsure during open enrollment and qualified for a low-cost plan," said Jennifer.

Jennifer is thankful she took the steps necessary to obtain health insurance coverage because in mid-June, she started feeling pain in her abdomen. "I decided to go to the emergency room. I went through a CAT scan and had an ultrasound done, both of which are very expensive."

The ER doctors were able to diagnose Jennifer with a burst ovarian cyst. Jennifer was hemorrhaging blood internally and needed further medical treatment.

"My bill would have been more than $15,000, but I'll only have to pay a very low co-pay. I'm just really glad I had health insurance or otherwise I'd be even more in debt on top of my student loans."

Because of MNsure, young people across Minnesota are able to easily obtain health insurance coverage, usually for less than the cost of their monthly cell phone bill. Unforeseen medical conditions can arise at any time. MNsure is able to help protect people like Jennifer from financial hardships due to medical situations.

MNsure has certified brokers across the state ready to help you find a plan. Their expertise comes at no additional cost to the consumer.

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