All Care Is Local
Newspapers are filled every week with stories about decisions that shape the care Minnesotans get. While discussions are happening in Washington, D.C., and St. Paul, reality is all care is local. In fall 2017, the Council started meeting with reporters around the state to help make the far away conversations understandable at home. Changes to Medicare and how people get health insurance on their own are two recurring topics that the Council highlights with county- and region-specific data below.
Please note that the data in the documents regarding people who buy insurance on their own and the proposal to move to a public option is from 2017. It does not reflect the current (2019) proposals. Not enough information is known at this time to conduct detailed analysis.
June 2018 Update: Minnesota Medicare enrollment by county and type of Medicare. Excel file.