Healthcare Accessibility in Minnesota

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December 7, 2016

Adequacy of Provider Networks in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Stacey Stark (GAC), Steve Graham (GAC)
Funded by an EVCAA Research and Scholarship Grant, UMD, $3,000 (2016)

GAC worked with the Economics Department in LSBE to consider Minnesota's health insurance provider plans and their networks of service locations with respect to the Affordable Care Act's requirement of accessibility. In Minnesota this means the lesser of 30 minutes or miles for primary care, mental health and hospital care; and the lesser of 60 minutes or miles for specialty, specialized hospital, and other services. GAC developed models to analyze and assess the population and areas of the state that are covered for each of these networks.