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Affordable Care Act

We need a thoughtful conversation about repealing the ACA, loss of health care funding and coverage, and risks to progress toward a healthier Minnesota.

Own Your Future

The State of Minnesota is sponsoring a public awareness initiative to urge all Minnesotans to prepare for their retirement and later years when they will need long-term care.

Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Awards

Information about the annual Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Awards.

Health Care Finance Task Force

The 2015 legislature and governor created a task force on health care financing to advise them on strategies to increase access and improve the quality of health care for Minnesotans. 

Jensen Settlement

The Jensen Settlement Agreement is the result of a lawsuit filed against the DHS in 2009 alleging that residents of the former Minnesota Extended Treatment Options (METO) program were unlawfully and unconstitutionally secluded and restrained.

DHS and Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan

DHS is committed to making the principles of Olmstead part of everything we do.

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