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Insurance coverage and affordability

Rising health care costs are making it difficult for people to get and keep health insurance coverage, and they are also making it difficult for some employers to continue to provide health insurance benefits. The 2008 law includes a number of provisions to improve insurance coverage and affordability:

  • Expands eligibility for MinnesotaCare for single adults and couples without children
  • Reduces the MinnesotaCare sliding-fee premiums to increase affordability
  • Increases outreach for state health care programs
  • Streamlines access to applications for state public health care programs and requires further study to improve coordination between state health care programs and other assistance programs
  • Promotes the use of Section 125 plans to make private health insurance more affordable for people who do not have access to employer coverage
  • Requires legislative reports on:
Updated Tuesday, January 04, 2011 at 03:37PM