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Employer 59.6%
Individual 5.9%
Uninsured 4.5%
Public 30.0%

Minnesota At-a-Glance

Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $6,268
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 21.7%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 59.9%
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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Lynn Blewett in Health Affairs Blog: Examining the New Basic Health Plan Financing Rule

On August 24th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released a Final Administrative Order that would revise and recalculate their payments toward Basic Health Programs (BHPs), Only two states have established BHPs—Minnesota and New York—under Section 1331 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). SHADAC Director... Read More

Tiered Provider Cost-Sharing: Improving Efficiency through Consumer Choice and Provider Incentives

The Minnesota State Employee Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) has covered Minnesota state employees and their dependents using a tiered provider model since 2002. A recent SHARE-funded analysis led by Dr. Bryan Dowd (University of Minnesota) examined the SEGIP tiering model as well as patient and clinic responses... Read More

Minnesota Health Care Home Care Coordination Cost Study: Results Now Available

Results from the Minnesota Health Care Home Care Coordination Cost Study are now available. This study was conducted by SHADAC researchers under a contract with the Minnesota Departments of Health and Human Services. About the Study This analysis examined the costs of care coordination for adults in Minnesota’s... Read More

Minnesota's Accountable Communities for Health: Context and Core Components

Minnesota's Accountable Communities for Health, or ACHs, are community-led models of deliverying medical and non-medical care and services to improve the health of a target population with substantial health and social needs. This brief provides the context surrounding the development and implementation of Minnesota's... Read More

Minnesota's Uninsured in 2017: Rates and Characteristics

This issue brief uses data from the 2017 Minnesota Health Access Survey (MNHA) to provide additional context on uninsurance in Minnesota by (1) illustrating the persistent disparities in the rates of uninsurance across population groups; and (2) describing Minnesota's uninsured population along key demographic... Read More

Minnesota's Changing Health Insurance Landscape: Results from the 2017 Minnesota Health Access Survey

This brief summarizes findings from the 2017 Minnesota Health Access Survey, focusing on trends in how Minnesotans obtained health insurance coverage and providing an understanding of how the 2017 climate may have contributed to a contraction of coverage. The Minnesota Health Access Survey is a biannual... Read More

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. The sum of percentages may not be 100%, due to rounding. 
    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.