News Releases

“Medical bills up 3 percent per person in 2017; Council member insurers pay nearly $25 billion for care” April 2018

“All care is local, and here are data that prove it.” March 2018

“State insurance premium subsidy program a reality” – April 2017

Local health insurers report operating losses over $680 million” – April 2017 

“Statement by Jim Schowalter on 30 percent decrease in individual market enrollment” – February 2017

“Statement by Jim Schowalter on Minnesota’s individual health insurance market” – June 2016

Nearly 260,000 fewer buy health insurance on their own than expected; Council to study effect of fewer people buying individual and family policies” – June 2016

“Medical bills rise 8 percent; Medical reserves tapped to pay for care” – April 2016

“Health plan enrollment increases 308,895; Spending on care up $1.5 billion” – April 2015

Jim Schowalter named new MCHP leader” – December 2014

“Julie Brunner to retire from Minnesota Council of Health Plans;
Health plan trade group launches search for new executive leadership” – August 2014

“ brings health care reform home”- April 2013

“MCHP member health plans spent nearly $19 billion on care in 2012; per person spending grows, industry margin at 1 percent” – April 2013

“Commentary: Supreme Court’s Affordable Healthcare Act Ruling: The Day After” – June 2012

Commentary attachment 2014 Tax Chart Estimate – June 2012

“MCHP member health plans spent nearly $18 billion on care in 2011;Per person spending slows, year-to-year margins remain below 2 percent”April 2012

“Minnesota’s health plan industry releases 2010 financial results” – April 2011

“Minnesota Council of Health Plans Statement on Gov. Mark Dayton’s Executive Order” – March 2011