The Minnesota Council of Health Plans has worked for more than 30 years to improve care for everyone. We work with local health insurance companies that serve communities, not Wall Street shareholders, to make sure Minnesotans get the care they need, today and in the future.
All Care is Local
People across our state pay for care in many ways and they all come together in local communities. Most people get their health insurance in one of five ways:
- through work
- Medicaid in many forms
- buy it on their own
Solving today’s problems in health care require understanding the connections among all the ways people across Minnesota pay for care. Small changes have a big impact and our challenge as a state is to make sure all Minnesotans get the care they need not only today, but in the future as well.
”It’s ridiculous. Three federal programs that helped people get insurance have been replaced by a single question mark. And that affects people in communities across our state.
While people in other states are seeing double-digit requests for increases in health insurance premiums for 2019, Minnesotans aren’t.read more
Interesting National Stories
Medical bills for prescription drugs for people who get care through Medicaid are tens of billions of dollars each year for states across the country. The bills nearly doubled between 2008 and 2016. NPR looks at why.read more
Lost your insurance card? No problem. Want to find out how much you’ll pay or compare prices for care you need? Can you get care online? Wondering how the quality of the care you get is measured?
It’s all here.
Insurance helps you pay medical bills, everything from the entire bill for preventive care that helps keep you well to helping pay for prescriptions and care when you need it. Insurance companies also do a lot of work behind the scenes to help you be well and ensure you get good care.
We all need care—not only medical care when we’re sick or injured—but also preventive care to keep us well. Health insurance is how we join together to pay for care because it’s too expensive to pay for on our own.
From the Council’s Members
What Our Members Are Talking About