More Minnesotans qualify for insurance help through MNsure – ABC 6 News

More Minnesotans qualify for insurance help through MNsure – ABC 6 News

(ABC 6 News) – Next year, more people in Minnesota than ever before will have access to affordable health insurance. Southeastern Minnesotans will save an average of nearly $860 per month man sure In 2023.

recently Community Health Needs Assessment by Olmsted County Public Health found that nearly 44 percent of people living in Olmsted County are concerned about paying their medical bills. About 19 percent are worried about paying for health insurance.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, about 4 percent of people in the entire state are uninsured.

MNsure officials feel that they can reduce this number by going through a major overhaul this year.

Until now, households that had a family member insured through their job could not qualify for the tax credit through MNsure.

“Even if they had employer-sponsored coverage through that one person, it could be considered affordable, but it was really out of the price point for the family,” said Nate Clark, CEO of MNsure.

Now because of a change in federal law in the Inflation Reduction Act, uninsured family members have access to discounted health insurance and more people have access to tax credits.

“Insurance is cheap, and it’s cheap because these added benefits are really there to help people get enrolled,” Clark said.

According to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, it may affect as many as 60,000 Minnesotans.

According to MNsure, a family of four in Rochester could save about $1,300 per month because of the increase in tax credits.

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