|Uninsured rates in Minnesota for residents under 65 |
(Minnesota Health Access Survey results)
The Department of Health found that before ACA, rural children in Minnesota were more likely to be uninsured. Now, rural and urban uninsured rates for kids are now 3 percent. The study notes, "In addition, the gap between urban and rural insurance rates previously seen among people of color and American Indians was eliminated."
Analysis also found that rural Minnesotans have a higher proportion of residents enrolled in the state’s public insurance programs. By 2015, 28 percent of rural Minnesotans under 65 were covered by public insurance, compared to 22 percent in urban areas.