Nesse named president, CEO

Lucas Nesse has been named president and chief executive officer of the Council. He comes to the Council from the Minnesota Business Partnership.

July 1: State begins changes for Medicaid, MinnesotaCare prescription drug lists

More than 55,200 people who get care through Prepaid Medical Assistance Program and MinnesotaCare may have to change medications the next time they need a refill.

Promoting awareness of mental health

The Center for Community Health—a health improvement initiative involving members from local public health agencies, health insurers, hospitals and health systems—works on activities to improve mental health awareness and understanding across the Twin Cities. On its website, CCH offers background and facts, resources such as mental health first aid training and Make it Ok, a […]

Council releases 2018 industry financial results

The most important thing for Minnesotans to know is that when medical bills aren’t as high as a company expected, the people enrolled get rebates. This part of the law ensures the money people pay for premiums goes for care,” said Patsy Riley, interim president of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans.

Health Care Spending is More Than Just the Parts You See

In an Axios column, Drew Altman from the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at total family spending for health including taxes and health benefits, and why people need to understand it to assess proposals like Medicare-for-All. Read the understanding health care spending column. Kaiser has created a calculator to help families learn what they pay, both directly […]