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This legislative report provides estimates of health care spending for Minnesota residents in 2019 and projections of spending between 2020 and 2029. The report also explores the history of health care spending growth and includes health care spending by source of funds and categories of service. (October 2021)

This issue brief provides a look at key utilization and financial measures for Minnesota’s community hospitals from 2016 to 2019. Overall, utilization and financial measures remained relatively stable for most facilities, while hospitals that operated independent of a health care system and did not have Critical Access Hospital (CAH) status saw declines in utilization and net assets.

This issue brief provides an update on health insurance coverage trends in Minnesota between July 2020 and January 2021. The percent of Minnesotans without health insurance continued to decrease modestly, despite fewer Minnesotans enrolled in employer-sponsored group coverage. More Minnesotans maintained coverage through state public programs and the individual market continued to increase.

This report describes variation in blood pressure medication adherence among Minnesotans and provides strategies to improve adherence. (May 2021)

This data short take provides information on how Minnesota consumers have experienced the individual health insurance market since 2014. Specifically, this short take examines trends in insurer competition, enrollment, premiums and claims costs, and plan benefits both on MNsure (Minnesota’s health exchange) and off-exchange.

This report presents the results of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) work in developing estimates of the health care costs directly associated with selected chronic conditions and smoking. (December 2019)