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of uninsured Minnesotans are people of color, even though people of color make up 13% of the population
Minnesotans expected to get new or better health coverage through MNsure by 2016
Minnesotans will gain access to Medical Assistance in 2014
Towards Health Care for All
TakeAction Minnesota’s Together for Health campaign is dedicated to achieving comprehensive health care that is publicly governed and accessible for everyone in our state. We do this by organizing communities at the grassroots.
We believe that:
comprehensive, affordable health care for everyone in Minnesota is necessary and achievable
our health care system should be designed to promote health, and not just treat disease
the elimination of deep and persistent racial inequalities is necessary to achieve health and justice in our state
our health care system should be governed by and accountable to the people of Minnesota
We help Minnesotans build the power they need to make real changes in our health care system. That’s how we removed unfair barriers to MNCare and got coverage for 20,000 more kids. It’s how we helped save General Assistance Medical Care and won better benefits, more stable coverage, and billions in federal health care funding for 100,000 Minnesotans. It’s how we won $30 million dollars for the state of Minnesota from UCare and real reforms in how the state does business with HMOs for our public health programs, and it’s how we kept Minnesota’s new health insurance marketplace, MNsure, independent of insurance companies.
With the Affordable Care Act of 2010, for the first time the United States made commitment that health care should be affordable for all. Minnesota is making the most of the Affordable Care Act by expanding Medicaid and MinnesotaCare and creating MNsure, a marketplace for public and private insurance with new levels of public oversight and financial assistance. At TakeAction Minnesota we are committed to build on this momentum and win a universal health care system for our state in the coming years.