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Kirk Postotnik returns a phone call to someone asking about insurance on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Portico Healthnet in St. Paul, Minn. Portico was all ready to start signing people up for Minnesota's new health insurance exchange on Tuesday but a glitch at MNsure, Minnesota's insurance exchange, delayed the launch. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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Kirk Postotnik returns a phone call to someone asking about insurance on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Portico Healthnet in St. Paul, Minn. Portico was all ready to start signing people up for Minnesota's new health insurance exchange on Tuesday but a glitch at MNsure, Minnesota's insurance exchange, delayed the launch. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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