Public Policy

Exploring the issues

As the largest health plan in the state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota believes that part of our nonprofit mission is to advocate for public policies that ensure access to affordable, high quality health care for our members and their communities.

Choose a topic below to learn more about our efforts and what’s happening at the state and federal level, or visit our resources  page for links to related websites.

State policies
Position papers on policies that affect health care in Minnesota.

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Federal policies
Position papers on policies that affect health care nationally.

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Resources

AHIP Center for Policy and Research

Ideas, resources and policy solutions from Americas Health Insurance Plans, the national association representing nearly 1,300 health insurance companies.

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Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Health Care
The Alliance seeks to enhance the performance of nonprofit healthcare organizations in carrying out their roles and responsibilities.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s spotlight on the issues page provides up to date information on hot topics in health care policy.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
The Blue Cross Foundation is the largest grantmaking foundation in Minnesota and is dedicated exclusively to improving community health in our state.

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Campaign for an American Solution
The Campaign for an American Solution is a non-partisan, educational and grassroots initiative of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), offering the latest news and information about federal health care reform and tips for getting involved.

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Center for Prevention
The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross works to prevent the problems that contribute to Minnesota’s leading causes of death.

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Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
ICSI is an independent organization dedicated to transforming the health care system so it delivers patient-centered and value-driven care.

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Minnesota Council of Health Plans
A nonprofit trade association representing all of Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans.

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Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Economics Program
Information about state policy, economics and legislation.

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Minnesota Department of Commerce
Responsibilities include insuring the financial soundness of finance and insurance companies and preventing unfair business practices.

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Minnesota Health Information Clearinghouse
A resource for health-related information and publications.

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MN Community Measurement Project
A nonprofit quality improvement organization that examines and reports on the quality of patient care throughout Minnesota.

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National Institute of Health Policy
A collaboration of upper Midwest health care leaders sponsored by the University of St. Thomas.

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