Minnesota's Official Source for Health Reform Information
Welcome to Minnesota’s home for information on health reform. The purpose of this website is to provide Minnesotans with information on how health reform affects you, your family, and business. On this website, you will find basic facts about health reform in Minnesota, and opportunities to connect to activities in our state.
What is health reform? The term health reform includes policies and partnerships to improve health and lower health care costs. Minnesota has a long history of reform and, most recently, in 2008, we passed a state health reform law that improves community health, patient experience, and affordability of health care in Minnesota. In 2010, federal health reform (the Affordable Care Act) became law, providing additional tools for Minnesota to cover the uninsured, build the health care workforce, prevent illness, and contain health care costs. Throughout this website, the term health reform includes both state and federal laws and policies.
Minnesota Passes Health Care Homes Milestone
Health reform is about much more than just improving insurance coverage, increasing access to care, and lowering costs. One of the biggest reforms is changing the way we deliver care so that it better meets the needs of patients. The development of health care homes is helping to make this reform happen. As a physician and the Commissioner of Health, I am impressed at the way Minnesota clinics are leading the nation with their efforts to improve care for patients by embracing health care homes and taking a team approach to care.
Health Reform Task Force recommends steps to better health at lower cost
December 13, 2012
Health Care Reform Task Force meeting August 6th in St. Cloud
August 01, 2012
Health Care Reform Task Force meeting July 12 in Duluth
July 11, 2012
Healthcare Reform Saves Millions for Taxpayers
April 03, 2012
Minnesota's Uninsured Rate Remains High
March 19, 2012
Request for Comment Regarding Essential Health Benefits Bulletin
January 09, 2012
Health Reform Pilot Program includes 3 Minnesota Groups
December 20, 2011