Report: Minnesotans Without Health Insurance Drops to Historic Low
A new report shows that the rate of Minnesotans without health insurance has dipped to an all-time low.
The report, released by the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota, states that the percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance fell to 4.3 percent in 2015, which is the lowest rate in state history.
The report cites recent health reform efforts and an improved economy as key factors in driving down the state’s uninsured rate. More than 200,000 Minnesotans, including 35,000 children, gained health insurance between 2013 and 2015.
The percent of Minnesotans who have employer-based health care coverage remained steady, while the percent purchasing insurance on their own rose slightly.
According to the report, all groups of Minnesotans, regardless of income, racial or ethnic group or age, reported increases in health coverage.