The history of Minnesota’s managed care controversy


Originally posted at on April 9, 2012.

Since late last year, PRM has been following developments in the ongoing debate over the transparency of Minnesota’s public health care programs. These programs bundle state and federal funds together, and disburse them through the non-profit HMOs that administer the state’s public health care programs.

The debate over how HMOs manage these public programs has raged since 2010, when former Minnesota Hospital Association attorney David Feinwachs began to raise questions about how HMOs were spending public funds, and the degree to which that spending was adequately overseen.

PRM has uncovered hundreds of documents relating to HMO “managed care” plans, which are featured in our document archive.

We also recently posted an article that charts the history of Minnesota’s Medicaid controversy as it has unfolded through documents and correspondence.

This article will be updated with new material as documents become available to PRM.