News Releases

2021

2020

  • Minnesota health plans extend coverage for those impacted by COVID-19

    The Minnesota Council of Health Plans announced today that Minnesota-based nonprofit health plans are voluntarily extending cost-sharing waivers for in-patient COVID-19 treatment through March 31, 2021. The extension coincides with a number of other measures taken to help patients, providers and the community weather the pandemic.

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  • New partnership appeals to Minnesotans to act now to control spread of COVID-19

    FightCovidMN, a groundbreaking partnership of the state’s hospitals and health systems, health plans and statewide associations, has launched a hard-hitting and disruptive campaign, “COVID-19 Isn’t Taking A Holiday,” to urgently motivate Minnesotans to mask up, keep their distance and do their part to fight the community spread of COVID-19. now.

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News Coverage

2021

  • Minnesota Physician

    Insuring the highest health of Minnesotans

    The Council is a resource for consumers in a variety of ways, including helping Minnesotans gain entry into the health care system, finding the best providers for their specific situation, and ensuring coordinating of care overall. Efforts can also include support for food security, housing, education, and transportation to appointments.

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  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

    How talking about your nonprofit’s mission can help the people you serve

    At a time when COVID-19 is hitting communities especially hard, nonprofits — now more than ever — are playing a critical role in ensuring health and well-being. Whether you are in health care, human services, education, the arts or another sector, it’s important to talk about your nonprofit mission and what you are doing to help others.

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  • StarTribune

    COVID-19 pandemic fuels telehealth expansion

    It may be months yet before the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, but already it's creating lasting changes in health care, with more patients using computers, tablets and phones to talk with doctors, nurses and therapists.

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  • StarTribune

    Why we need vaccination equity

    As eligibility for and access to the COVID-19 vaccine expand to more Minnesotans, racial disparities in vaccination rates are increasing. So are myths that strategies to vaccinate more equitably aren’t needed. This is of immense concern due to the disproportionate impact COVID-19 continues to have on Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian populations.

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  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

    Giving everyone a fair shake at optimal health requires a look within

    With the COVID-19 death toll mounting daily, there is no denying the innumerable tragedies the pandemic continues to bring the nation. Among the most concerning is the disproportionate number of deaths the disease has caused within communities of color.

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