- IN 2012 an estimated 22,000-24,000 AIANs are uninsured (based on 3 yr 2010-2012 data)
- Nearly 11,000 of the 2012 uninsured were under 139% of poverty and undoubtably eligible for Medicaid in 2014. This is 71% of all uninsured under 400% of FPL.
- 15,000 are under 200% of FPL and eligible for the state Basic Health Program.
- 8,000 are between 138% and 400% of poverty and likely eligible for subsidies to purchase health insurance through the exchange.
- Minnesota's American Indians are more often in poverty than similar states such as Washington or Oregon.
- This presentation compares Minnesota's health insurance status and income distribution to other states of California, Oregon, and Washington.
- Minnesota has received a level one exchange establishment grant. An executive order by the Governor established the exchange.
- It has one of the best records of engagement with Indian tribes.
- September 27 meeting at Fond du Lac Reservation
- Minnesota passed Exchange Governance Legislation March 20, 2013
- and the bill ncludes a requirement that QHPs utilize Indian Addendum in contracts with Indian health programs, beginning Jan 2015.
- Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
- The most advanced tribal sponsorship program in the nation
- Total Coverage program highlights to role of marketplace plan in the spectrum of coverage.
- Their sponsorship planning tool is used by Tribal Nations throughout the United States.
- Uninsured AIANs in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Suggested Citation: Website, Health Care Reform for American Indians and Alaska Natives, Ed Fox, 2014
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Explanation of these Medicaid expansion estimates (made in 2011) are in the Health Care Reform: Tracking Tribal, Federal,and State Implementation