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Commissioner Jesson welcomes new report showing dramatic drop in uninsured rate

June 12, 2014

A new report finds that Minnesota’s uninsured rate has fallen to the lowest point ever recorded, primarily driven by enrollment in public health care programs.

In a news release from MNsure, Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson attributed the drop to the Medical Assistance expansion, increased outreach and efforts to make it easier to sign up for public programs.

“Minnesota’s uninsured rate is now one of the lowest in the country, thanks to the Medicaid expansion and all the outreach efforts to get people enrolled,” said Jesson. “For most people, it’s easier to sign up for public programs than ever before. I’m delighted to see them getting the coverage they needed.”

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