More Minnesotans are covered by health insurance today than ever before.
Minnesota’s hospitals have long supported meaningful coverage where patients can afford to use their insurance, receive care close to home and have access to preventive and wellness care that keeps them healthy. Recent health care reform efforts have ensured the number of covered Minnesotans continues to grow.
Unfortunately, too many families, particularly in Greater Minnesota, are unable to receive care close to home because their local hospital or clinic is no longer in their network. For others, the rising cost of health insurance means choosing plans with either large deductibles or high premiums. Worse yet, thousands of Minnesotans are choosing to forgo health insurance and care.
As state and national leaders work to improve health care, Minnesota’s hospitals believe patients come first.
That means every Minnesotan should have health care coverage. We can accomplish this by expanding coverage for those who don’t already have it and keeping Minnesotans covered by:
Allowing parents to keep their young adult children covered on their health plans
Ensuring Minnesotans cannot be denied coverage based on a pre-existing condition like diabetes or pregnancy
Ensuring mental health care is covered like any other health condition or disease
Preserving coverage for low income Minnesotans on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare
Keeping communities healthy
Minnesota’s hospitals also support coverage that keeps communities healthy by preventing illness and disease. We believe all Minnesotans deserve:
Meaningful insurance coverage
Meaningful insurance coverage should provide coverage for all essential health care services.
Plans that include preventative services
Minnesota’s hospitals support plans that include preventative services without additional cost, such as yearly wellness visits and routine screenings, like mammograms and colonoscopies.
In-network coverage that’s close to home; that means you can visit your doctor in your community, using your insurance.
Affordable insurance for all
Health insurance Minnesotans can afford to use. Coverage isn’t meaningful if consumers can’t afford to use it when they need it.
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