MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Nearly 280,000 Minnesotans who pay for their own insurance will receive a letter from their health care provider detailing some small and some large changes to their plans.
“Not everybody will have changes,” said Eileen Smith with the Minnesota Council on Health Plans. “If you do have changes, that letter outlines what changes are going to be made to your plan to comply with the new law.”READ MORE: Undefeated Gophers Getting Along Just Fine Under Ben Johnson
Some of the new changes required by the Affordable Care Act include “essential health benefits” such as newborn care, mental health and substance abuse services. And those changes have some people up in arms, because it’s forcing their premiums to skyrocket.