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Minnesota Health Care Costs Rebounded in 2021 After Decline During Pandemic

January 25, 2023

New report highlights variation in cost among Minnesota regions and medical groups A new report from MN Community Measurement (MNCM) finds a 12.5 percent increase in health care costs in 2021 for Minnesotans with private health insurance, and highlights trends and variation by region within the state and by medical group. MNCM is an independent…

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