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Minnesota
Coverage1
Employer 59.6%
Individual 5.9%
Uninsured 4.5%
Public 30.0%

Minnesota At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
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%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 90.5%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2016) 98.1%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year (2016) 98.6%
AFFORDABILITY3
Adults Who Forgo Needed Medical Care (2017) 9.8%
People with High Medical Care Cost Burden (2017) 20.8%
Made Changes to Medical Drugs Because of Cost in Past Year (2016) 20.5%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2016) 69.6%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 16.3%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2016) 7.8%

Minnesota State Resources

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SHADAC Senior Research Fellow Brett Fried Serves as Expert at Census Convening

Expert Meeting on Changes to the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) SHADAC researcher Brett Fried served as a discussant at the Expert Meeting on Changes to the CPS ASEC, held in Suitland, Maryland on May 13, 2019. The U.S. Census Bureau convened this meeting to discuss the... Read More

The Art of Listening: Working with an Advisory Committee to Improve Outreach and Communication to Reach the Remaining Uninsured in Minnesota

Presentation by Brett Fried at the 2019 ACS Data Users Conference. May 15, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  View PDF of the presentation.

Minnesota LTSS Projection Model: MN-LPM

  Presentation by Lynn Blewett at the 2018 NASHP Annual Conference. August 17, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL.  View PDF of the presentation.

HPM Seminar Series: The Next Wave of Health Care Reform - April 12th

Join us for a lively discussion of the current state of health reform in the United States. Professor Lynn Blewett will facilitate a discussion with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Larry Levitt on recent and perhaps pivotal events in health policy. We will discuss the latest ruling by a federal judge on Kentucky and... Read More

New SHADAC Article for INQUIRY Estimates the Cost of National and State-Level Reinsurance Programs for Stabilizing the Individual Health Insurance Markets

In hopes of stabilizing individual insurance markets, the idea of reinsurance—a product designed to protect health insurers against the financial risk of covering high-cost enrollees—has attracted bipartisan interest from state and national policymakers. Alaska, Minnesota, and Oregon have already... Read More

SHADAC Researcher Colin Planalp Talks Trends in the Opioid Crisis with the University of Minnesota

In a recent interview with the University of Minnesota, SHADAC researcher Colin Planalp provided an overview of recent trends in the nation's evolving opioid crisis, discussing the growth in opioid overdose deaths since 2000, and how Minnesota’s statistics on opioid overdoses compare with the rest of... 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.