The latest data shows the rate of uninsured children in Minnesota remained stable in 2017, at three-point-four-percent. Elizabeth Lukanen, Deputy Director at the U of M’s SHADAC Center (State Health Access Data Assistance Center) says this is different than a trend we’re seeing nationally:

“For the first time in about a decade, nationally we saw an increase in the number of uninsured children. That was really surprised we haven’t seen that happen in a long time. So I think from the Minnesota perspective the good news is the rate is stable.”

Lukanen says the national rate sits at five-percent. Only 15 other states have lower uninsured rates among children than Minnesota.