What Minnesotans Are Saying

We asked Minnesotans what they think about health care.

We want to learn what Minnesotans think about their health care. What’s important to them, what do they value, what do they know about health care and what are the misconceptions that stand in the way of good decisions-making?

As we talk to Minnesotans in forums across the state, we ask them to write down one or two words that describe health care in Minnesota. The graphic below represents what they said.

We also are asking diverse Minnesotans to offer their insights into some of the challenges and opportunities facing our health care system. Their articles are posted on the new Perspectives page. We hope you’ll let us know your thoughts on the issues these articles raise.



Topics that matter to Minnesotans

  • Broken
  • Expensive
  • Necessary
  • Complex
  • Innovative
  • Quality
  • Reliable
  • Transforming
  • Confusing
  • Choices
  • Progressive
  • Political
  • Byzantine
  • Integrated
  • Regional
  • MNsure
  • Preventative
  • Generous
  • Competitive
  • Regulated
  • Mayo
  • Growing
  • Low-cost
  • Hospital-centric
  • Non-profit
  • Collaborative
  • Frustrating
  • Waste
  • Inefficient
  • Accessible
  • Meaningful
  • Medicare
  • Complicated
  • Efficient
  • Big Business
  • Payer dominated
  • Metro-Centric
  • National leader
  • Volume driven
  • Comprehensive
  • In Progress
  • Incomplete
  • Misinformed
  • Out of Control
  • Disorganized
  • Adequate
  • Inequitable
  • Overburdened
  • Limited Access
  • Inconsistent
  • Selectively Tiered
  • Ineffective
  • Diverse
  • Reform
  • Disparity
  • Disfunctional
  • Problems
  • Personal Incentives
  • Misunderstood
  • Non-Transparent
  • Knowledgeable
  • Expansive
  • Well-Managed
  • Uneven
  • World Class Facilities
  • United Health Group
  • Customer Centric
  • Complete Coverage
  • Affordable
  • Priority
  • Cumbersome
  • Fear-inducing
  • Effective
  • Entitlement
  • Improving
  • Bureaucratic
  • Research
  • Compassionate

Recent Opinions

  • "Not every treatment works for every patient at every time."
    • Century College
  • "We need to educate the public. We talk about seat belts as a life-saving measure, but we don't stress the importance of preventive medicine."
    • Century College
  • "The health care discussion is so complex because we are talking about human life."
    • Twin Cities Actuarial Club

What do you think?

All Minnesotans are being asked to take greater responsibility for the kind of care we receive and the cost of that care. Add your voice to the discussion. What comes to mind when you think of health care in Minnesota? What do these findings mean to you? What should be done to improve health care in our state? Tell us what you think in this form or link to a video and show us.