St. Paul, MN ( - The Federal Government has given the green light for Minnesota to open a state health insurance exchange. Minnesota Management and Budget received the conditional approval on Thursday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Exchange will serve as a one-stop health insurance marketplace giving families the ability to choose affordable health insurance. Officials say the program could save $1 billion every year on health care costs. Management and Budget leaders will now work with legislators to pass a bill backing the program during the next session Enrollment in the Minnesota health insurance exchange begins October 1, 2013. More information Kevin Jacobsen Bio - Facebook - Twitter - E-Mail