Health Reform in Minnesota: An Overview of Recent Activity. Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioner Minnesota Department of Health July 31, 2008. Overview. Some Minnesota context Commission and Task Force work Health Reform components Next Steps. Minnesota starts from a reasonably good place.
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Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioner
Minnesota Department of Health
July 31, 2008
Notes: health care cost is MN privately insured spending on health care services per person, and does
not include enrollee out of pocket spending for deductibles, copayments/coinsurance, and services
not covered by insurance..
Sources: Health care cost data from Minnesota Department of Health, Health Economics Program; per capita
personal income from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis; inflation data from
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (consumer price index); workers’ wages from MN Department of Employment
and Economic Development
Source: MN Community Measurement Health Care Quality Report
Source: Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System
A different type of MN innovation – food on a stick at the State Fair.
Pictured: Deep-fried spaghetti and meatball combination – on a stick
Source: Minnesota Health Access Surveys, 2001 and 2007 (preliminary). Estimates that rely solely on household survey data differ slightly from annual estimates that include both survey and administrative data.