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Just the Facts 1999-2000

Table 29
State and Local Government Spending on Health
and Hospitals, 1996
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Wyoming $735   27 Arkansas $341
2 South Carolina 692 28 Rhode Island 336
3 Alabama 666 29 Indiana 335
4 NEW YORK $650 30 Idaho 330
5 Louisiana 585 31 Ohio 330
6 Mississippi 563 32 Missouri 316
7 North Carolina 549 33 Illinois 302
8 Georgia 498 34 Delaware 285
9 Minnesota 474 35 Virginia 279
10 Tennessee 469 36 Utah 276
11 California 463 37 Wisconsin 275
12 Massachusetts 457 38 Colorado 275
13 Iowa 446 39 Pennsylvania 260
14 New Mexico 435 40 Montana 249
15 Washington 431 41 New Jersey 247
16 Michigan 410 42 Kentucky 239
17 Hawaii 408 43 West Virginia 237
18 Connecticut 404 44 Maine 234
19 Florida 403 45 Maryland 203
20 Alaska 401 46 South Dakota 189
21 Texas 399 47 Arizona 188
22 Kansas 375 48 North Dakota 123
23 Oregon 371 49 Vermont 110
24 Nebraska 364 50 New Hampshire 110
25 Nevada 364 U.S. average $404
26 Oklahoma 361 N.Y.S. % above avg. 60.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data; calculations by The Public Policy Institute
One reason for the high spending in New York is the number of
physicians: 407 for every 100,000 residents, 44% above the U.S. average.

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