Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking3-1
Access and Affordability9-4
Prevention and Treatment30
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost13-4
Healthy Lives4-1
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)Yes


Total Population5,554,462322,324,172
Median Household Income$79,731$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)24%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic79%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic6%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic9%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity5%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Mortality amenable to health care
  • Nursing home residents with a hospital admission
  • Diabetic adults without an annual hemoglobin A1c test

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Primary care spending as share of total, age 65 and older
  • Children without all recommended vaccines
  • Home health patients without improved mobility

Most Improved Indicators

  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need
  • Potentially avoidable emergency department visits ages 18–64

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Employee insurance costs as a share of median income
  • 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
107,63313,688more adults and children would be insured
127,77085,180fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
100,1520more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
17,28415,251more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
62,93124,283fewer 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).