Lynn A. Blewett, Ph.D., is Professor of Health Policy and Director of the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. SHADAC is a research and policy center focused on issues related to health insurance coverage, barriers to access to needed care, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and use of the federal and state population-level data to inform health policy.


Recent Posts by Lynn Blewett

How Minnesota Is Stepping Up To Preserve Its Individual Market

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.

Capping Enrollment To Save Minnesota’s Individual Market

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.

Implementing Reform 51 Laboratories At A Time

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, 2010Following the ACA

All High-Risk Pools Are Not Equal: Examining The Minnesota Model

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, 2010Following the ACA