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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 45
Medicaid Cost Per AFDC Child, 1995
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Oregon $1,852 27 New Mexico $1,044
2 NEW YORK $1,771 28 South Carolina 968
3 Maine 1,739 29 Oklahoma 956
4 Alaska 1,730 30 Colorado 922
5 Vermont 1,340 31 Texas 917
6 Minnesota 1,292 32 Florida 914
7 Illinois 1,256 33 Massachusetts 909
8 Delaware 1,212 34 North Carolina 909
9 Maryland 1,200 35 Utah 905
10 Louisiana 1,175 36 Montana 845
11 Pennsylvania 1,170 37 Tennessee 843
12 North Dakota 1,163 38 Idaho 834
13 West Virginia 1,160 39 Kansas 834
14 Nebraska 1,105 40 Rhode Island 833
15 Kentucky 1,095 41 Indiana 822
16 Nevada 1,095 42 Michigan 812
17 Wyoming 1,085 43 Mississippi 809
18 Georgia 1,084 44 Wisconsin 766
19 Connecticut 1,083 45 Virginia 691
20 New Jersey 1,083 46 Alabama 665
21 New Hampshire 1,079 47 Washington 619
22 Ohio 1,078 48 California 555
23 Arkansas 1,067 49 Hawaii 226
24 Missouri 1,059 50 Arizona 154
25 South Dakota 1,057 U.S. Average $1,006
26 Iowa 1,054 N.Y.S. % above avg. 76.0%
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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