Tag Archives: Minnesota

MinnesotaCare Buy-In: Maybe Not A Long Shot

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.

August 2, 2017

How States Are Addressing Uncertainty With 1332 Waivers

Even with new encouragement from the Trump administration, states that want to develop a reinsurance plan for the 2018 plan year will need to act fast.

June 9, 2017

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.

April 18, 2017

State Interest In 1332 Waivers Gaining Steam

In just the past few weeks, there have been interesting new developments on the 1332 waiver front.

November 2, 2016

New Section 1332 Guidance A Mixed Bag For States

In December, HHS and Treasury released new guidance on how the agencies will evaluate state applications for the ACA’s Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers. For states, it turned out to be a classic example of “be careful what you wish for,” as the the new guidance considerably limits their...

February 29, 2016

How Medicaid Coverage For Doula Care Could Improve Birth Outcomes, Reduce Costs, And Improve Equity

One policy effort with the potential to ameliorate equity concerns while improving care and reducing the costs of childbirth is currently being taken up by Oregon and Minnesota. These states have expanded Medicaid coverage to include doula services for pregnant beneficiaries.

July 1, 2015

Section 1332 Waiver Activity Heating Up In States (Update: New CMS Hub)

Though King v. Burwell looms, don’t lose sight of other recent state action on the Affordable Care Act front. In particular, interest in Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers continues to heat up.

June 24, 2015