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Table 43
Medicaid Cost Per Recipient, 1995
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 NEW YORK $7,276 27 Montana $3,300
2 Connecticut 5,588 28 Kansas 3,250
3 Massachusetts 5,460 29 Vermont 3,210
4 Minnesota 5,386 30 Idaho 3,129
5 Hawaii 4,983 31 Kentucky 3,035
6 Rhode Island 4,973 32 West Virginia 3,009
7 Maine 4,965 33 Oregon 2,937
8 New Hampshire 4,880 34 Missouri 2,932
9 Maryland 4,873 35 North Carolina 2,928
10 North Dakota 4,839 36 Michigan 2,918
11 New Jersey 4,828 37 South Carolina 2,902
12 Delaware 4,128 38 Utah 2,895
13 South Dakota 4,120 39 Florida 2,768
14 Wisconsin 4,118 40 Alabama 2,698
15 Arkansas 3,893 41 Virginia 2,690
16 Pennsylvania 3,766 42 Georgia 2,681
17 Alaska 3,698 43 Oklahoma 2,680
18 Ohio 3,644 44 Texas 2,562
19 Colorado 3,619 45 New Mexico 2,491
20 Nebraska 3,609 46 Mississippi 2,436
21 Illinois 3,608 47 Washington 2,285
22 Louisiana 3,449 48 California 2,097
23 Iowa 3,406 49 Tennessee 1,891
24 Indiana 3,359 50 Arizona 442
25 Wyoming 3,328 U.S. Average $3,311
26 Nevada 3,322 N.Y.S. % above avg. 119.8%
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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