Ranking Highlights

2019 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking30
Access and Affordability9-2
Prevention and Treatment3+3
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost11-2
Healthy Lives2+3
Medicaid ExpansionYes


Total Population5,520,151320,842,721
Median Household Income$77,862$65,727
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)23%31%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic80%61%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic6%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic8%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicithy5%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test
  • Mortality amenable to health care
  • Adults with any mental illness who did not receive treatment

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Children without a medical and dental preventive care visit
  • Adults with inappropriate lower back imaging
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Most Improved Indicators

  • Adults with any mental illness who did not receive treatment
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Children without all recommended vaccines

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Medicare spending per beneficiary
  • Hospital 30-day mortality
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18-64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Plains regionGains for Minnesota
94,4410more adults and children, beyond those who already gained coverage through the ACA, would be insured
86,33686,336fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
125,0270more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
11,1497,095more children (ages 19-35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
52,36013,801fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
00fewer 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).