All Care Is Local

Newspapers are filled every week with stories about decisions that shape the care Minnesotans get. While discussions are happening in Washington, D.C., and St. Paul, reality is all care is local. In fall 2017, the Council started meeting with reporters around the state to help  make the far away conversations understandable at home. Changes to Medicare and how people get health insurance on their own are two recurring topics that the Council highlights with county- and region-specific data below.

Please note that the data regarding people who buy insurance on their own and the proposal to move to a public option buy does not yet reflect the Governor’s March 21, 2018, budget change request here on page 2. However, the Council can talk about what the changes mean.


Aitkin Anoka Becker Beltrami
Benton Big Stone Blue Earth Brown
Carlton Carver Cass Chippewa
Chisago Clay Clearwater Cook
Cottonwood Crow Wing Dakota Dodge
Douglas Faribault Fillmore Freeborn
Goodhue Grant Hennepin Houston
Hubbard Isanti Itasca Jackson
Kanabec Kandiyohi Kittson Koochiching
Lac qui Parle Lake Lake of the Woods Le Sueur
Lincoln Lyon Mahnomen Marshall
Martin McLeod Meeker Mille Lacs
Morrison Mower Murray Nicollet
Nobles Norman Olmsted Otter Tail
Pennington Pine Pipestone Polk
Pope Ramsey Red Lake Redwood
Renville Rice Rock Roseau
Scott Sherburne Sibley St. Louis
Stearns Steele Stevens Swift
Todd Traverse Wabasha Wadena
Waseca Washington Watonwan Wilkin
Winona Wright Yellow Medicine