A study of Minnesota's high-risk health insurance pool

B. B. Zellner, D. K. Haugen, B. Dowd

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Abstract

This is a report of a study of Minnesota's high-risk health insurance pool for 'medically uninsurable' persons. The study consisted of a survey of current and past enrollees carried out in the Spring of 1990 and an analysis of the claims and membership files for 1988 and 1989. The main policy conclusion we reached is that Minnesota's high-risk pool is an adequate approach to the problem raised by risk segmentation on the basis of health status, providing that enrollment remains a small fraction of the population. The recent high, enrollment growth rates the Minnesota risk pool has experienced raise the possibility that basic structural reforms of the nongroup and small-group health insurance markets are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-179
Number of pages10
JournalInquiry
Volume30
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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