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Employer 62.3%
Individual 17.1%
Uninsured 4.5%
Public 32.3%

Minnesota At-a-Glance

Employees Eligible for Health Insurance (2015) 77.8%
Employees in Firms that Offer Health Insurance (2015) 83.6%
Take-up of Health Insurance (2015) 72.3%
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2014) 89.6%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2014) 98.4%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2014) 98.6%
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2014) 6.6%
Needed but Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2014) 4.2%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2014) 29.7%
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2014) 72.4%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2014) 16.1%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2014) 7.6%

Minnesota State Resources

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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

MN SIM Evaluation

Evaluation of Minnesota's State Innovation Model (SIM) In 2013, Minnesota was awarded a cooperative agreement by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to implement and test a State Innovation Model (SIM) of state care delivery transformation and payment reform. SHADAC is conducting the state... Read More

Assist the State of Minnesota with Analysis of a Tiered Clinic Cost-Sharing Health Insurance Benefit Design

Principal Investigator: Bryan Dowd, PhD, University of Minnesota The goal of this study is to address gaps in knowledge about tiered pricing and develop policy options for Minnesota state policymakers regarding the use of quality information. The applicants will conduct an analysis of the Minnesota State... Read More

In the Media: Lynn Blewett Talks Health Insurance in Minnesota

SHADAC principal investigator Lynn Blewett was quoted in two recent articles by the StarTribune, commenting on insurance gains and characteristics of uninsurance in Minnesota.  In an article published on September 13th, reporter Glen Howatt explains that uninsurance in Minnesota decreased... 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.