Special Report

What Your State Spends on Your Health

 

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5. Massachusetts
> 2015 state health spending: $2,596 per capita ($17.6 billion)
> State government spending, all programs: $9,034 per capita (8th highest)
> Population 65 and over: 15.8% (24th highest)
> Population with a disability: 11.7% (12th lowest)
> Population with health insurance: 97.5% (the highest)

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4. Vermont
> 2015 state health spending: $2,605 per capita ($1.6 billion)
> State government spending, all programs: $10,311 per capita (4th highest)
> Population 65 and over: 18.2% (4th highest)
> Population with a disability: 14.6% (13th highest)
> Population with health insurance: 96.3% (3rd highest)

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3. Kentucky
> 2015 state health spending: $2,618 per capita ($11.6 billion)
> State government spending, all programs: $7,530 per capita (16th highest)
> Population 65 and over: 15.6% (25th lowest)
> Population with a disability: 17.9% (2nd highest)
> Population with health insurance: 94.9% (8th highest)

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2. New York
> 2015 state health spending: $2,911 per capita ($57.6 billion)
> State government spending, all programs: $9,376 per capita (7th highest)
> Population 65 and over: 15.3% (22nd lowest)
> Population with a disability: 11.5% (11th lowest)
> Population with health insurance: 93.9% (17th highest)

 

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1. New Mexico
> 2015 state health spending: $3,225 per capita ($6.7 billion)
> State government spending, all programs: $9,613 per capita (5th highest)
> Population 65 and over: 16.5% (13th highest)
> Population with a disability: 15.1% (11th highest)
> Population with health insurance: 90.8% (14th lowest)