Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 14, 2014

Overview of 2014 Legislative Session

Minnesota received excellent news in June.  Several sources reported that Minnesota has seen its uninsured rate plunge by more than 40% since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The study, released by researchers at the University of Minnesota, provided the first look at Obamacare’s effect on a single state’s insured rate. It found that the number of uninsured in Minnesota fell from 445,000 (about 8.2% of the population) to about 264,500 (about 4.9% of the population).

The decrease is similar to the effects in Massachusetts after similar healthcare reforms were implemented there in 2006. It’s a larger increase than the Congressional Budget Office has projected for the entire United States — a drop from 54 million under previous law to 42 million under the Affordable Care Act. (more…)

June 14, 2014

Number of Minnesotas Without Insurance Drops Dramatically

CHA Minnesota has long advocated for better health coverage, and decreasing the rate of the uninsured. In case you have missed the press regarding the number of uninsured Minnesotans falling by over 40 percent. That means that 180,520 more Minnesotans now have health insurance through public and private health insurance options. Only 4.9 percent of Minnesotans remain uninsured.

Below is an analysis done by the Minnesota Budget Bites. (more…)