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Employer 58.4%
Individual 7.4%
Uninsured 4.5%
Public 29.7%

Minnesota At-a-Glance

Employees Eligible for Health Insurance (2016) 78.1%
Employees in Firms that Offer Health Insurance (2016) 84.2%
Take-up of Health Insurance (2016) 74.8%
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 91.9%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2015) 99.3%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2015) 99.4%
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 4.7%
Needed but Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 2.6%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2015) 28.3%
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2015) 69.2%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 14.3%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2015) 8.1%

Minnesota State Resources

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Minnesota's 2018 Preliminary Individual Market Premium Rate Filings in Context: News Is Good but Challenges Remain

From the Desk of Lynn Blewett Minnesota insurance companies filed their preliminary premium rates for plans sold on the individual health insurance market. The rate increases for 2018 are much lower than the rate increases seen last year when premiums increases were as high as 50 to 67 percent. This blog provides... Read More

Minnesota: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts on Insurance Coverage by Congressional District

Click on a Minnesota Congressional District to see changes in the uninsured between 2013 and 2015. These data show the impact of the ACA, which was implemented in 2014, on the uninsured.      2013-2015 Change in Uninsured by Congressional District: Minnesota - 8... Read More

Lynn Blewett on Health Affairs Blog: How Minnesota Is Stepping Up to Preserve its Individual Market

In a new piece on the Health Affairs Blog, SHADAC Principal Investigator Lynn Blewett explains how Minnesota has emerged as an active state in terms of moving ahead on health care reform.  Dr. Blewett's post discusses the state's decision to cap marketplace enrollment as well as the Minnesota... Read More

Implementing Multiple SIM Initiatives through One Local Agency: The Effect of "Stack" in Otter Tail County, Minnesota

Background The State Innovation Model (SIM) in Minnesota, known as the Minnesota Accountable Health Model, aims to accelerate care delivery and payment reforms to achieve a health care system that provides patient-centered, coordinated care; holds providers accountable for costs and quality of care; aligns... Read More

How Would an ACA Repeal Affect Minnesota?

A new SHADAC brief examines the implications of an Affordable Care Act repeal for Minnesota. The authors, SHADAC Research Assistant Robert Hest and SHADAC Director Lynn Blewett, present an overview of the the impact of the ACA's coverage expansions in the state and highlight the potential for losses with a repeal.... Read More

Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Minnesota: Implications of Repeal

In this brief the authors present an overview of the impact of the ACA’s coverage expansions in the state of Minnesota and highlight the potential for losses with an ACA repeal.  We look specifically at rates of health insurance coverage, hospital uncompensated care, and levels of federal health funding for... Read More

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files.
    2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).
    3. SHADAC analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NHIS sample is drawn from the Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS, MN Population Center and SHADAC). Data were analyzed at the University of Minnesota's Census Research Data Center.