Medical field ready to follow lawPublished 10:35am Monday, July 2, 2012
By Martin Moylan, Minnesota Public Radio News
ST. PAUL — The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law doesn’t change much for Minnesota’s big medical device companies, hospitals, or health insurers.
Those businesses had been preparing to follow the law, but have concerns about how it will be implemented.
With about 90 percent of Minnesotans already in a health plan, the insurers covering most Minnesotans do not expect a surge in enrollment.
“I wouldn’t say we’re expecting a significant number of uninsured to suddenly become insured,” said Andrea Walsh, an executive vice president of HealthPartners, whose health care plans cover some 1.4 million Minnesotans.