Here are topics on the minds of Minnesotans and how the Council is looking at what they means for residents across the state. Prescription drug prices, the opioid crisis and Medicaid get a closer look. You’ll find PDFs on these and other topics below.
Current issues and other Council work
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:
Why the program needs to be extended now
Infographic: Premium help timeline
Infographic: How reinsurance works
Table: No new state funding is needed
Infographic: Reinsurance lowered premiums on average by 20 percent
Helping Minnesotans Get the Care They Need
State contracts with health insurers
Where do premiums go?
When Health Insurers Say No
Bridges to Wellbeing: Opportunties for better health
Working with Local Public Health
Council History: Notes from the early years
Center for Community Health
CCH Zone of Mental Health Project: Covered Services
CCH Zone of Mental Health Project: Direct Programs
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.