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Just the Facts 1999-2000

Table 41
Medicaid Spending Per Capita, 1997
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 NEW YORK $1,177 27 Georgia $413
2 Rhode Island 747 28 Indiana 406
3 West Virginia 692 29 Pennsylvania 390
4 Massachusetts 630 30 Missouri 388
5 Maine 628 31 Wyoming 384
6 Connecticut 613 32 Iowa 380
7 Kentucky 581 33 Texas 378
8 Tennessee 547 34 Delaware 376
9 Louisiana 537 35 Michigan 367
10 Alaska 527 36 Alabama 364
11 Vermont 524 37 Wisconsin 363
12 Ohio 523 38 Montana 362
13 Mississippi 522 39 Idaho 357
14 Arkansas 516 40 California 354
15 North Dakota 512 41 Kansas 354
16 North Carolina 510 42 Florida 333
17 Minnesota 503 43 Oklahoma 313
18 Illinois 486 44 Colorado 289
19 New Mexico 475 45 Virginia 276
20 New Hampshire 472 46 Washington 248
21 Oregon 455 47 Nevada 222
22 New Jersey 443 48 Utah 206
23 Maryland 432 49 Arizona 54
24 South Dakota 432 50 Hawaii NA
25 South Carolina 427 U.S. average $462
26 Nebraska 420 N.Y.S. % above avg. 154.8%
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
New York spends 15% of the national total for Medicaid,
with only 7% of the population and 9% of all Medicaid recipients.

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