Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking25+4
Access and Affordability10+7
Prevention and Treatment170
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost41-3
Healthy Lives32+4
Medicaid ExpansionYes


Total Population9,853,848320,842,721
Median Household Income$60,671$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)32%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic75%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic13%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic6%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy5%18%
Loading Michigan...


Top Ranked Indicators

  • Employee insurance costs as a share of median income
  • Uninsured children
  • Employer-sponsored insurance spending per enrollee

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Medicare spending per beneficiary
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits age 65 and older
  • Hospital 30-day readmission rate age 65 and older

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Uninsured adults
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Drug poisoning deaths
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

Loading data...

Estimated Gains Michigan Could Expect if Performance Improves to Match Top States

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Great Lakes regionGains for Michigan
222,9450more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
231,1800fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
323,071138,459more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
24,40514,643more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
230,61025,647fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
3,4992,128fewer premature deaths (before age 75) would occur from causes that are potentially treatable or preventable with timely and appropriate care

Estimated impact if this state’s performance improved to the rate of two benchmark levels — a national benchmark set at the level of the best-performing state and a regional benchmark set at the level of the top-performing state in region (www.bea.gov: Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).