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Percentage of Mnnesotans access health care through Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and MinnesotaCare, and are disproportionately people of color and/or live in Greater Minnesota
Number of Minnesotans gained access to health care through MinnesotaCare and the expansion of Medicaid, both of which are funded by the Affordable Care Act
Percentage of Minnesotans are over age 65, access health care through Medicare, and disproportionately live in Greater Minnesota
Towards Health Care for All
TakeAction Minnesota 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 level across the state.
We believe that:
- comprehensive, affordable health care for everyone in Minnesota is a human right, is necessary, and is achievable
- 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
- our health care system should be designed to promote health, and not just treat disease
Minnesota made the most of the Affordable Care Act by expanding Medicaid and MinnesotaCare. At TakeAction Minnesota, we are committed to building on this progress to achieve a truly universal health care system for our state. Whether at the state or national level, we need to create a public health care option for everyone, regardless of age, income, or immigration status. All individuals and small businesses should be allowed to purchase health insurance through MinnesotaCare instead of being forced into the expensive, volatile, private health insurance market.
For over 10 years, we have organized with Minnesotans across our state to build the power we need to make real changes in our health care system. That’s how we removed unfair barriers to MinnesotaCare 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 back $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.