Minnesota's 2008 Health Reform Law
THE 2008 HEALTH REFORM LAW passed by the Minnesota Legislature is a comprehensive package that lays the groundwork for meaningful, transformative health reform that improves quality and reduces cost.
The law works together in four broad areas: population health, market transparency and enhanced information, payment reform and consumer engagement.
All of the reform elements, individually and together, seek to fulfill the promise of Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim, which is to simultaneously:
- Improve the health of the population;
- Improve the patient/consumer experience; and
- Improve the affordability of health care.
The law resulted in the following MDH initiatives.