Current issues and other Council work
Governor's Health Care Budget
Gov. Tim Walz is releasing his ideas and budget for health care Feb. 19. The Council supports policies that makes the care Minnesotans need more affordable, now and in the future. We will dig into the details of the Governor’s proposals and share our analysis here after we take time to review the details.
Taxes on Health Insurance Premiums
How Minnesotans Get Help Paying Medical Bills
Premium Security Program (Reinsurance)
Minnesota’s program that lowers premiums paid each month by people who buy their own insurance is about to expire. If it’s not renewed, premiums will go up. Information in the PDFs below include:
Infographic: Premium help timeline
Infographic: How reinsurance works
State contracts with health insurers
Where do premiums go?
When Health Insurers Say No
Bridges to Wellbeing
Council History: Notes from the early years
Uniform Facility Credentialing Application. Now, instead of filling out slightly different forms, people who run facilities across Minnesota can use this common form when they apply to care for Minnesotans. Nonprofit health insurers in Minnesota all accept the same form. This video on YouTube tells you more.
Disclosure of Ownership. Providers sign and return a disclosure statement as part of contract requirements between health insurers and the Department of Human Services. This form is approved for use with Blue Plus, HealthPartners, Medica, Hennepin Health and UCare.