Minnesota Hospital Association

Policy & Advocacy

understanding the cost of health care

Minnesota's hospitals are working hard to deliver safer care, improve the patient experience and save health care costs. View video below to better understand health care spending and the cost of health care, insurance and prescription drugs. View the Understanding Health Care Costs fact sheet.

Minnesota Hospital Price Check

Minnesota hospitals and health systems recognize that navigating the price of health care is complex. An increasing number of Minnesotans have “high-deductible” health plans in which the consumer has greater responsibility for health care costs. These may include higher out-of-pocket costs each year, increased co-pays and a deductible that must be reached before coverage kicks in. Consumers who are scheduling elective procedures or non-emergency treatments or services want to know in advance what to expect. Minnesota Hospital Price Check is designed to help you be an educated consumer and get the information you need.