skip to content
Primary navigation

More than 1.1 million Minnesotans …

… receive health care through Medical Assistance (Minnesota’s Medicaid program).

Medical Assistance fact sheet

More than 89,000 Minnesotans …

… are covered by MinnesotaCare.

MinnesotaCare fact sheet

More than 125,000 children and infants and 1,700 pregnant women …

… receive health care coverage from the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

CHIP fact sheet

The impact of Minnesota Health Care Programs by congressional district

(updated data coming soon)

aca-map-countyMedical Assistance and MinnesotaCare by county

DHS continues to analyze the implications of federal health care proposals. View the number of Minnesotans whose comprehensive health care coverage would be impacted by these proposals.



Timeline of recent Congressional actions to change federal health care programs


MAMedicaid (Medical Assistance)
CHIPChildren’s Health Insurance Program
Feb. 12, 2018
Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017
Commissioner Emily Piper urges the congressional delegation to support this act to restore federal funding for MinnesotaCare.
Oct. 30, 2017
Cutting cost-sharing reductions and failure to reauthorize Children’s Health Insurance Program funding
Commissioner Emily Piper expresses concerns to lawmakers regarding proposed cuts to cost-sharing reductions, which fund 25 percent of MinnesotaCare costs and help lower the cost of health insurance, as well as Congress’ failure to reauthorize CHIP.
Oct. 5, 2017
Failure to reauthorize Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding
Congress allowed CHIP to expire on Sept. 30, 2017. CHIP supplements existing federal Medicaid funds to cover health care for low-income Minnesota children and pregnant women. The Minnesota Department of Human Services’ budget forecast assumes a conservative estimate of approximately $94 million in CHIP funding per year,.
Sept. 25, 2017
Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal
This proposal was the most recent Senate legislation that attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Minnesota was projected to lose approximately $1.9 billion in federal funds in the first three years in this bill. This loss would have grown to $37 billion in federal funding by 2030.
Sept. 14, 2017
Minnesota is first state to exhaust its FY2017 CHIP allotment
Commissioner Emily Piper's letter to the delegation alerting them to extend funding for CHIP before it expired Sept. 31, 2017. If not Minnesota would exhaust its CHIP funding by the end of September.
July 14, 2017
Revised Better Care Reconciliation Act
This Senate bill attempted to replace the ACA. This analysis outlines the impact the bill's passing would have had on Minnesota. This revised act carried forward the originally proposed $31 billion in cuts to Minnesota’s public health care programs by 2030.
July 5, 2017
Better Care Reconciliation Act
Commissioner Emily Piper shares DHS analysis of this act with lawmakers, including how the proposal affected coverage for more than 1 million Minnesotans on Medical Assistance and eliminated funding for MinnesotaCare.
June 20, 2017
American Health Care Act
This bill, which passed the House of Representatives, sought to repeal the Affordable Care Act and reduce federal funding for Minnesota’s Medicaid program by more than $31 billion by 2030.
Jan. 6, 2017
Affordable Care Act repeal
The 115th Congress began 2017 with a push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This repeal threatened health care coverage for more than 400,000 Minnesotans; would have put a financial strain on the state, family budgets and the hospital system; and harmed Minnesota’s thriving workforce and economy.
Signed into law
March 23, 2010
Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act helped Minnesota achieve one of the highest insured rates in the country – 96 percent of residents have health care coverage.

Footer navigation

back to top