Minnesota health insurance
Land of 10,000 Lakes is also a land of health
How healthy could it be to live in a land with so many lakes? Pretty healthy. For the second year in a row, Minnesota is the 3rd healthiest state according to the 2013 America’s Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
Why Minnesota was ranked #3
It’s not that Minnesota doesn’t have any health challenges: It does, for instance, have one of the highest rates of binge drinking by adults – and a high number of cases of pertussis (though even those numbers are on the decline). But those factors are offset by top-five rankings in 11 areas of measurement.
The state is top rated for outcomes that include premature death, cardiovascular deaths and poor physical health days. Minnesota also has one of the lowest percentages of adults with diabetes in the nation.
For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Minnesota.
Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Minnesota health quality findings.
In addition, 2010’s federal health reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included the creation of a prevention fund to provide more than $16 billion over the next 10 years to invest in effective, proven prevention efforts, like childhood obesity prevention and tobacco cessation, and the site has a report on how it impacts Minnesotahere.
Get local health results
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Minnesota, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.