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Vavalee was uninsured and does not speak English. Obtaining health insurance coverage has been challenging for her in the past due to that language barrier. Vavalee attended a MNsure enrollment event hosted by Hmong American Partnership, a MNsure grantee.

By working with a navigator that spoke her language, Vavalee was able to complete the MNsure application and qualified for Medical Assistance.

"It gives me a peace of mind knowing that I have health care insurance and when I'm sick, I'll not be afraid to go to the hospital. Without this coverage, it would cost me a lot," Vavalee said.

More than 2,000 certified MNsure assisters are across Minnesota ready to help people enroll in qualify, affordable health insurance coverage. Many of these assisters work with specific populations, allowing them to meet the needs of all Minnesotans.

Photograph of  Vavalee
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