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More than 1.1 million Minnesotans …

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

Medical Assistance fact sheet
Medicaid Matters annual report

More than 89,000 Minnesotans …

… are covered by MinnesotaCare.

MinnesotaCare fact sheet

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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.

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Timeline of recent legislative actions to change federal health care programs


MAMedicaid (Medical Assistance)
CHIPChildren’s Health Insurance Program
Feb. 12, 2018
$806 million in Federal Funding Cuts to MinnesotaCare
In a letter to Minnesota’s congressional delegation, Commissioner Emily Piper describes the recent $806 million in federal funding cuts to MinnesotaCare and how the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017 would restore those cuts.
Feb. 9, 2018
CHIP funding extended for 10 years
In addition to the six-year authorization of CHIP that Congress passed on Jan. 22nd, Congress authorized another four years of CHIP funding as part of another continuing resolution to fund the federal government. CHIP will now be funded for 10 years through federal fiscal year 2027.
Jan. 22, 2018
Six-year extension of Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) passed
Congress passed a six-year extension of CHIP as a part of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government.
Oct. 30, 2017
Cutting cost-sharing reductions and failure to reauthorize Children’s Health Insurance Program funding
Congress allowed the CHIP program to expire on October 1, 2017. 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.
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.

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