From Data to Policy...to Politics: The Minnesotans Health Care Plan for Universal Access to Care
Orbovich, Cynthia B.
Klein, John D.
Miles, Steven H.
Oberg, Charles N.
Dowd, Bryan E.
Finch, Michael D.
Archives of Internal Medicine. 1992 Nov; 152(1): 2222-2228.
Calls for major reform of the health care delivery system have been sounded at both the state and federal level. However, given the lack of consensus on health care reform at a federal level, more than half of the states are developing initiatives for universal access to care. In 1989, the Minnesota legislature created the Health Care Access Commission to develop a blueprint for universal access in Minnesota. To assist this effort, we studied the extent and nature of uninsurance and underinsurance within the state. In this article we report the findings of that study and discuss how the findings were first used to develop recommendations for universal access legislation. We then describe the fate of the legislation. Finally, we describe the veto and the creation of HealthRight, the recently enacted plan for a health care reform bill in Minnesota. This plan simultaneously expands access to care and aims to contain health care costs.
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Miles, Steven H.; Lurie, Nicole; Quam, Lois; Caplan, Arthur (1992-10-08)On April 23, Minnesota enacted complex and farreaching legislation to reform health care. The goals of the law are to contain costs and ensure that all Minnesotans have affordable insurance for basic outpatient and ...