Minnesota is the 5th healthiest state according to the 2012 America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
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State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Minnesota, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting in 2010, Minnesota started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. To find out more about Minnesota's participation, click here.
Risk pools are state-sponsored programs to help people with a history of medical problems in their family to purchase coverage. These pools are for people who can afford to buy health insurance, but are not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition. These programs can vary significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state are required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black. In the best cases, they allow people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.
Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities — Help for those Minnesotans who have difficulty with mental health or developmental disability services they have received or need to receive.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening – Sage Program — For eligible women, Sage provides free office visits for breast and cervical exams, as well as a screening mammogram and Pap smears. If one of your screening tests shows a problem, Sage covers many diagnostic services and can often cover treatment, if needed.
Medicaid — Facts on Minnesota and Medicaid.
Health Reform Minnesota — A state government site that is the official source for health reform information and the state’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
MinnesotaCare — Basic health care coverage for low-income Minnesotans through publicly subsidized health care assistance program
Office of Attorney General Lori Swanson — Health care information and resources for health insurance consumers from the state’s attorney general.
State of Minnesota Department of Health — The State of Minnesota’s department of health provides information on health insurance.
Greater Minnesota Healthcare Coalition — A grass roots organization which strives to build a democratic culture, develop leadership from citizens, and provide opportunities for meaningful participation to address economic and social injustice.
Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition — A coalition of groups dedicated to establishing comprehensive single-payer health care for all Minnesotans through advocacy, education, lobbying, and community organizing. The coalition states that health care is an essential human need and that unequal access to health care is an injustice. A single-payer system is the only system that can provide comprehensive, affordable, high [...]
State-specfic information on the Physicans National Health Program in Minnesota.
The Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits for Minnesota -- How the Affordable Health Care act will improve the lives of people living in Minnesota.
Why health care reform is important to Minnesota -- This 2009 document by the AARP provides a compelling case f for health reform in Minnesota.
The Benefits of Health Reform In Minnesota -- The Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate looks at benefits of health reform for the citizens of Minnesota.
Minnesota mental health resource guide, offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Government.
The National Coalition on Health Care's information for Minnesota -- America's oldest, most diverse, and broadest based group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform.
Find out what your state's health insurance exchange will look like.
Insurance companies were forced to return an average of $160 per family in 2012.
06/11/2013 3:06 PM
Minnesota Public Radio — While other states are announcing rates, Minnesota state law prohibits the new health insurance exchange, MNsure, from announcing the premiums proposed by insurers until the exchange goes live in October. That approach is intended to make insurers price their policies more aggressively according to a legislator who played a big role in writing the law.
05/29/2013 7:05 PM
StarTribune — Operating costs for the Minnesota online marketplace are estimated at $58.1 million for 2014 and $54.7 million for 2015. MNSure officials estimate 1.3 million Minnesotans will use the exchange to shop for insurance during that two-year period.
03/21/2013 2:03 PM
Minneapolis Star Tribune — Gov. Mark Dayton signed MNsure, a state-run health insurance exchange, into law today. While some modifications sought by state Republicans were included in the final bill, the legislation passed without any GOP votes.
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