Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 28, 2014

Minnesota’s adult uninsured rate falls to lowest level yet

The Minnesota Department of Health estimates that 135,000 adults ages 18 to 64 years gained coverage between 2013 and 2014 after implementation of key Affordable Care Act provisions, including the expansion of Medical Assistance and the implementation of MNsure and health care market reforms. This represents the lowest rate of uninsured measured for this population in Minnesota.

Minnesota’s uninsured rate for adults, excluding seniors 65 and older, was 6.7 percent in September 2014, according to Health Reform Monitoring Survey – Minnesota, a Minnesota component of a national survey. This is down from an estimated 10.7 percent in 2013, based on a similar study, the Minnesota Health Access Survey.