Here are topics on the minds of Minnesotans and how the Council is looking at what they mean for residents across the state. Prescription drug prices, the opioid crisis and Medicaid get a closer look.  You’ll find PDFs on these and other topics below.

Current issues and other Council work

The Council: Who We Are

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Health Insurance 101

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Premium Security Program (Reinsurance)

Minnesota’s program that lowers premiums paid each month by people who buy their own insurance is about to expire. If it’s not renewed, premiums will go up.

2022 Fact Sheet: Renew Reinsurance


Historical Reinsurance Documents:

2019 Fact Sheet: Reinsurance Extension

2019 Infographic: Premium help timeline

2019 Infographic: How reinsurance works

2019 Table: No new state funding is needed

2019 Infographic: Reinsurance lowered premiums on average by 20 percent

2018 Fact Sheet: Reinsurance Law Overview

2017 Fact Sheet: Premium Subsidy Program Overview

2017 State Legislative Auditor’s Report: Premium Subsidy Program

Where do premiums go?

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When Health Insurers Say No

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Opioid Epidemic

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Medicare Changes

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Working with Local Public Health
Bridges to Wellbeing: Opportunties for better health

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Center for Community Health

CCH Zone of Mental Health Project: Covered Services

CCH Zone of Mental Health Project: Direct Programs


Council History: Notes from the early years

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Uniform Facility Credentialing Application. Now, instead of filling out slightly different forms, people who run facilities across Minnesota can use this common form when they apply to care for Minnesotans. Nonprofit health insurers in Minnesota all accept the same form. This video on YouTube tells you more.

Disclosure of Ownership. Providers sign and return a disclosure statement as part of contract requirements between health insurers and the Department of Human Services. This form is approved for use with Blue Plus, HealthPartners, Medica, Hennepin Health and UCare.