In this month's issue, read about lawmakers who are authors, key cases affecting states before the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of civics knowledge, website ideas to steal and more.In this month's issue, read about how states using tax incentives to lure big corporations, approaches to get kids to eat more nutritious food, a new funding approach for social programs, an interview with TV host and chef Andrew Zimmern and much more.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released its annual Administrative Costs at Minnesota Health Plans in 2013 report. It contains information about administrative costs reported by health plan companies (group purchasers, almost all of which are non-profits) that conducted business in Minnesota during 2013. The report shows total administrative spending as a percentage of total spending steadily declining since 2001. Over the past four years, administrative spending has remained relatively stable at approximately 7.2% of total spending. (March 2015)
About this NCSL project
NCSL’s Health Cost Containment and Efficiency Series will describe two dozen alternative policy approaches, with an emphasis on documented and fiscally calculated results. The project is housed at the NCSL Health Program in Denver, Colorado. It is is led by Richard Cauchi (Program Director) and Martha King (Group Director) with Barbara Yondorf as lead researcher.
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the financial support for this publication series from The Colorado Health Foundation and Rose Community Foundation of Denver, Colorado.
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