Lynn A. Blewett, Ph.D., is Professor of Health Policy at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management. She directs the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), a multidisciplinary research center that provides data analytics and policy analysis to better understand how policy impacts health insurance coverage, access to need care and population health. She works with state policy analysts and decision makers to better understand data and trends in health care to better inform health policy. She most recently served on the Board of AcademyHealth and currently serves on the board of Portico HealthNet, a coverage program for the uninsured, and is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Recent Posts by Lynn Blewett
Under a proposal introduced in the Minnesota state legislature earlier this year, Minnesotans shopping for health insurance on the individual market would have been able to purchase public coverage through Minnesota’s Basic Health Plan.
After capping enrollment, the Minnesota legislature also passed a premium relief rebate bill during the first week of the legislative session, and a reinsurance bill was allowed to become law without Governor Mark Dayton’s signature.
Minnesota struck a deal with five health plans in the state’s individual market to prevent a market collapse. In June, BCBS announced that it was leaving the individual market with 103,000 individuals left to find a new plan November 1st. It was feared that other plans would quickly follow suit.
This week marks the half-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and the pace of implementation is heating up. Though many of the provisions that become effective tomorrow deal with individual health coverage issues, such as allowing young adults to stay on their parents’...
September 22, 2010 | Following the ACA
As House Democrats are attempting to move a health reform bill forward this week, it is worth noting that at least one part of the plan before Congress has support from Republicans, many Democrats in the House and Senate, and President Obama: high-risk pools for people with expensive or...
March 19, 2010 | Following the ACA