To: Legislative Leadership & Members of Health and Human Services Committees
We, the undersigned 150+ Minnesota nonprofit organizations, oppose proposals House File 3722 and Senate File 3219, which would implement burdensome reporting requirements on Minnesotans receiving health coverage through Medical Assistance, Minnesota’s Medicaid program.
Medical Assistance is a pillar of Minnesota’s nation-leading system of care, providing access to health care for over a million Minnesotans. It supports rural economies, healthy communities, and the dignity of care for Minnesotans when we need it most.
Minnesotans value work, including Minnesotans who receive health care through Medical Assistance. However, the primary outcome of these new barriers will be fewer Minnesotans with health care, returning to the days of delayed treatment for illnesses and uncompensated care through emergency rooms.
Medicaid reporting requirements are costly, complex, bureaucratic, and will have unintended consequences for state and local government, health care providers, and Minnesotans receiving coverage from Medical Assistance in all corners of the state.
Minnesotans who receive health care through Medical Assistance often have significant obstacles to employment that are not erased by taking away their health care. Many people who have disabilities, mental illness, chronic conditions and substance use disorders face serious challenges clearing the hurdles to prove their exemption. Additionally, the majority of adults on Medical Assistance are working, and yet may still see their coverage terminated due to paperwork issues or other complications, beginning a spiral of missed care and work.
The cost, complexity, and unintended consequences of this proposal is not a fit for Minnesota. We respectfully ask that you join us in our opposition to House File 3722 and Senate File 3219, and ensure Minnesotans continue receiving access to the care they need.
A Breath of Hope Lung FoundationA Minnesota Without PovertyAARPAdvocates for Reproductive EducationAfrican Community Senior ServicesAFSCME Council 5All God's Children Metropolitan Community ChurchAlliance Housing Inc.Allina HealthAmerican Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkAmerican Diabetes AssociationAmerican Heart AssociationAmherst H. Wilder FoundationAnnex Teen ClinicApple Tree DentalARRMAspireMNAvivoAXIS Medical CenterBarbara Schneider FoundationBrain Injury Resource GroupBrain Injury Support GroupBreaking FreeCatholic Charities of St. Paul and MinneapolisCatholic Health AssociationCentral Minnesota Mental Health CenterChildren's Defense Fund - MinnesotaChildren's MinnesotaClare HousingCoalition of Asian American LeadersColon Cancer CoalitionCommunity Action Center of Northfield, IncCommunity Involvement ProgramsCommunity-University Health Care CenterEpilepsy Foundation of MinnesotaEssentia HealthFamily Service RochesterFamily Tree ClinicFargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless PersonsGillette Children's Specialty HealthcareGoodwill-Easter Seals MinnesotaGuild IncorporatedHammer Residences, Inc.Health Access MNHearth ConnectionHennepin County Medical CenterHennepin HealthHOPE CoalitionHope Community, IncHope House of St. Croix ValleyHouse of Charity, IncHunger Solutions MinnesotaISAIAHJewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the DakotasJewish Family and Children's Service of MinneapolisJoint Religious Legislative CoalitionJustUs HealthLand Stewardship ProjectLaura Baker Services AssociationLegal Services Advocacy ProjectLife-Work Planning CenterListening House of St. PaulLiving Well Disability ServicesLutheran Advocacy-MNLutheran Social Service of MinnesotaMahube-Otwa Community Action PartnershipMain Street AllianceMental Health MinnesotaMetropolitan Center for Independent Living Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable HousingMinnesota AIDS ProjectMinnesota Assistance Council for VeteransMinnesota Association for Children's Mental HealthMinnesota Association of Community Health CentersMinnesota Association of Community Mental Health ProgramsMinnesota Association of Family PhysiciansMinnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH)Minnesota Behavioral Health NetworkMinnesota Brain Injury AllianceMinnesota Breast Cancer CoalitionMinnesota Budget ProjectMinnesota Chapter of the American Academy of PediatricsMinnesota Coalition for Battered WomenMinnesota Coalition for the HomelessMinnesota Communities Caring for ChildrenMinnesota Community Action PartnershipMinnesota Consortium for Citizens with DisabilitiesMinnesota Council of ChurchesMinnesota Council of NonprofitsMinnesota Council on DisabilityMinnesota Doctors for Health EquityMinnesota Elder Justice Center Minnesota Family and Advocate CoalitionMinnesota Head Start AssociationMinnesota Health Care Safety Net CoalitionMinnesota Hospital AssociationMinnesota Licensed Practical Nurses Association/AFSCME Local 105Minnesota Medical AssociationMinnesota Nurses AssociationMinnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol SyndromeMinnesota Psychiatric SocietyMinnesota Psychological AssociationMInnesota Rural Health AssociationMinnesota School Social Work AssociationMinnesota Social Service AssociationMinnesota Society for Clinical Social WorkMN Section American College of Obstetricians and GynecologistsMuslim American Society of MinnesotaMUUSJA - The MN Unitarian Universalist Social Justice AllianceNAMI MinnesotaNational Association of Social Workers - MNNational Kidney Foundation Serving MinnesotaNational Marrow Donor Program/Be The MatchNational Multiple Sclerosis SocietyNeighborhood HealthSourceNeighbors, Inc.NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.Northwestern Mental Health CenterOur Saviour's Community ServicesOutlook Health Services, Iinc.Parents In Community Action, Head StartPark Avenue Youth & Family ServicesPeople Serving PeoplePlanned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South DakotaPortico HealthnetRADIAS HealthRare Action Network of MinnesotaReady Set SmileRichfield Social Justice CommunitySaint Paul Promise NeighborhoodSecond Harvest HeartlandSEIU Healthcare MinnesotaSouthside Community Health ServicesSt. David’s Center for Child and Family DevelopmentSub-Saharan African Youth & Family ServicesTakeAction MinnesotaThe Aliveness ProjectThe ALS Association, MN/ND/SD ChapterThe Arc MinnesotaThe Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyTheShop - Brainerd Baxter Youth CenterThis is MedicaidTouchstone Mental HealthTrue Thao Counseling ServicesUCareUFCW Local 1189Universal Medical ServicesVail PlaceVolunteers of America of Minnesota and WisconsinWayside Recovery CenterWest Side Community Health ServicesWhole Woman's Health of the Twin CitiesWoodland CentersZumbro Valley Health Center