Minnesota’s uninsured rate plunges as Affordable Care Act kicks in

Form and Nurse PenGlenn Howatt with the StarTribune has an article appearing online September 16, 2016 with the above title.

In this article, he reports on how Minnesota now has the fifth lowest rate of uninsured residents in the country. He states, “Just 5.9 percent of the state’s population was uninsured in 2014”. That’s down from a rate of over 8 percent in 2013.  This decline can be traced to consumers using state and federal online insurance exchanges.

Mr. Howatt also states that “more than 325,000 Minnesotans have signed up for health insurance using the State’s MNsure exchange.

You can read the full article here.