Key takeaways from the 2024 Legislative Session: Growing affordability concerns for Minnesotans

As we move beyond the 2024 legislative session, policymakers must now turn their attention to health care affordability issues. This should include revisiting restrictions on health plans’ price tools and ensuring cost defrayals are provided for benefit mandates.

Understanding Minnesota’s Health Care Tax Landscape: Five key takeaways for state policymaking

A new report on the health care tax landscape in Minnesota provides a helpful overview of the different taxes and fees in the state paid by health care providers, insurers, employers, and individuals.

Ensuring Affordability in Minnesota’s Individual Market: Don’t Overlook 2026

Ensuring Affordability in Minnesota’s Individual Market: Don’t Overlook 2026 With both state and federal subsidies for the individual market set to expire at the end of next year, a recent study projected that over 90,000 Minnesotans could become uninsured in 2026 Should Minnesota launch a “public option”? Well, maybe, according to a recent editorial in […]

This fall, three vaccines are available to help Minnesotans protect themselves and their loved ones from serious illness

This is the first fall and winter virus season where vaccines are available for two other major respiratory viruses –COVID-19 and RSV.

Medicaid Unwinding: Resources to Keep Minnesotans Covered

Medicaid Unwinding: Resources to Keep Minnesotans Covered 375,000 Minnesotans are at risk of losing health coverage as eligibility reviews return for the state’s public programs, Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare Last month, Minnesota officially began the process of “unwinding” the COVID-19 pandemic-era policy that paused eligibility reviews for those on the state’s public health care programs, Medical […]

How coordinated care is improving outcomes in Minnesota’s health care programs

Minnesota’s nonprofit managed care organizations (MCOs) provide care coordination as a unique benefit for members who are covered by state programs, like Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare. Through care coordination, members receive highly individualized, holistic care to support their health and wellbeing.