And it’s hard to argue with the results, at least if you’re a fan of Massachusetts: The Bay State finished second in their poll, topping the list for Percentage of Insured Population (not a sexy stat, but very responsible), and finishing in the top five for such factors as Highest Income Growth and Lowest Average Weekly Working Hours (really?).

Maybe more of a surprise than that Mass. finished above such high-profile states as New York (third), Pennsylvania (10th), Florida (14th), and Texas (33rd), though, is that it finished below the state in the top slot — namely one of America’s perennial punching bags, New Jersey.

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