WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-blue01, ww color blue

Local

Solution Found To Preserve MinnesotaCare

View Comments

CBS Minnesota (con't)

Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSMinnesota.com/ACA

Health News & Information: CBSMinnesota.com/Health

Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things to Know For 7/21
  2. The Lowdown: Big Names Hit St. Paul For Starkey Gala
  3. Edward Hangs Out With River Rats Water Ski Team
  4. Tips For How To Beat The Heat
  5. Viral Vid Of The Day: Conan Signs Up For Tinder?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State and federal officials have come up with a way to preserve Minnesota’s subsidized health care for the working poor when the federal health overhaul takes effect.

Around 130,000 Minnesotans are currently enrolled in MinnesotaCare, which helps cover premiums for people who make too much to enroll in Medicaid but not enough to afford regular insurance. However, the program as currently structured conflicts with the federal health law, meaning many participants were facing the prospect of sharply higher premiums.

The state Department of Human Services says Wednesday’s announcement from its federal counterpart means at least 38,000 and possibly more than 90,000 people will get to stay in MinnesotaCare with affordable premiums. Many of the rest are expected to qualify for an expanded Medicaid program awaiting approval from the Legislature.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus