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Land of 10,000 Lakes is also a land of health

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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 Minnesota here.

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.

Does Minnesota have
a health insurance high risk pool?

Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association
Toll-free 1-866-894-8053

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In 2010, Minnesota started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. Learn about eligibility here.

Rapidly becoming obsolete as state health insurance exchanges prepare to open, risk pools were state-sponsored programs that helped people who could afford to buy health insurance, but were not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition.

Programs varied significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state were required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black.

In the best cases, they allowed people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.

More Minnesota resources

Minnesota state health insurance exchange

Minnesota’s exchange

Find out what your state’s health insurance exchange will look like.


$9 million to 123,171 families

Insurance companies were forced to return an average of $160 per Minnesota family in 2012.


Find out how your member of the Minnesota Congressional delegation voted on health care.

MN state government resources

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening — Sage Program

For eligible women, Sage provides free office visits for breast and cervical exams, as well as a screening mammogram and Pap smears. If one of your screening tests shows a problem, Sage covers many diagnostic services and can often cover treatment,…

Health Reform Minnesota

A state government site that is the official source for health reform information and the state’s implementation of the Affordable Care…


Facts on Minnesota and…


Basic health care coverage for low-income Minnesotans through publicly subsidized health care assistance…

Office of Attorney General Lori Swanson

Health care information and resources for health insurance consumers from the state’s attorney…

Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Help for those Minnesotans who have difficulty  with mental health or developmental disability services they have received or need to…

State of Minnesota Department of Health

The State of Minnesota’s department of health provides information on health…

MN advocacy resources

Greater Minnesota Healthcare Coalition

A grass roots organization which strives to build a democratic culture, develop leadership from citizens, and provide opportunities for meaningful participation to address economic and social…

Minnesota health insurance companies

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Medica of Minnesota
PreferredOne Insurance Company

Health insurance for MN individuals

Resources for those individuals seeking health care insurance in Minnesota. If you are looking for Minnesota Medicare, visit our site for health insurance over 65.