Minnesota Hospital Association


October 01, 2015

MHA statement on the release of 2016 MNsure rates

ST. PAUL – Hospitals and health systems have made, and will continue to make, significant progress to keep health care accessible and affordable to all Minnesotans. The premium increases announced today represent rates for a small segment of the population – individuals enrolled in commercial insurance through MNsure – and do not reflect the overall trends in health care costs.   

Minnesota’s nonprofit hospitals and health systems are constantly working to provide even greater value for our patients and the communities we serve by reducing costs, avoiding preventable conditions, decreasing the number of inpatient admissions, and better coordinating care. Both state and federal reports show that hospitals and health care systems have successfully been reigning in the cost of health care for several years. In fact, in many cases, hospitals and health care systems have lowered the cost of care.   

Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems will continue efforts to improve quality and lower costs, and hope that future premium rates will reflect the slower growth in health care spending that has been occurring for several years.     

The Minnesota Hospital Association represents 143 hospitals and health systems, which provide quality care for their patients and meet the needs of their communities.   

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