Lynn A. Blewett, PhD, MPA
Dr. Blewett is Director of SHADAC, as well as a Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.
Dr. Blewett conducts research on the factors affecting health insurance coverage and access to and use of health care as these factors relate to state health policy.
Dr. Blewett has published over 50 articles related to health and healthcare. She teaches graduate courses on the U.S. health care system and international health systems. She’s a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, was appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Health Statistics, and served on the boards of AcademyHealth and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). Her health policy experience includes legislative work for the U.S. Senate and state policy work as Director of the Health Economics Program for the Minnesota Department of Health.
Dr. Blewett holds a Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota, a master’s in Public Affairs from the Hubert. H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Lynn Blewett in the Media
A path forward to fixing health insurance coverage
Minnesota Medicine November/December 2018 Issue
Here's how MN governor candidates Walz and Johnson differ on health care, and what the experts say
Twin Cities Pioneer Press October 15, 2018
Lower health insurance rates are welcome, but what now?
Star Tribune October 5, 2018
Deductibles Hit $2,000 As Employers Intensify Cost Shift
Forbes October 4, 2018
Health Insurance Takes More Out of Workers' Paychecks
Health Insurance Newsletter October 3, 2018
Health Insurance Costs Accelerating for Workers
HealthLeaders October 1, 2018
ServeMinnesota Hosts Event on Opioid Crisis to Focus on a Recovery Movement
Markets Insider October 1, 2018
Politics Friday: Campaigns and Health Care
MPR News September 14, 2018
Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
Star Tribune September 12, 2018
The States Tackle Health Care Reform
U.S. News & World Report August 10, 2018
Medical Assistance Recipients Would Face Work Mandate Under New Bill
Minnesota Watchdog May 2, 2018
Work Requirements Give Republicans Cover to Expand Medicaid
U.S. News & World Report April 23, 2018
UMN Expert: Medicaid Work Requirements.
University of Minnesota February 13, 2018
2017's Healthiest Cities in America.
Wallethub.com February 12, 2018
Latest Health Care Repeal Bill in Senate Could Cost Minnesota Billions.
Pharmacy Choice September 22, 2017
Why Single-Payer is Not Likely Our Path Forward.
Star Tribune September 15, 2017
MinnesotaCare Buy-In: Maybe Not a Long Shot.
Health Affairs Blog August 2, 2017
Reinsurance Approval Key to Holding Down Insurance Premium Hikes.
MPR News August 1, 2017
Health Care Town Hall in Cottage Grove Shines Light on Medicaid Recipients.
South Washington County Bulletin July 27, 2017
States Think Reinsurance Might Fix Obamacare Troubles.
Washington Examiner July 24, 2017
CBO Gives Senate Health Care Bill a Toxic Score.
Star Tribune June 27, 2017
MNSure Weighs Tighter Sign-Up Rules.
Star Tribune April 27, 2017
How Minnesota is Stepping Up to Preserve Its Individual Market.
Health Affairs Blog April 18, 2017
Reps. Cramer, Peterson Appear Split on Obamacare Replacement.
West Central Tribune March 22, 2017
How Reinsurance May Help Health Insurers.
Finance and Commerce March 21, 2017