Special Report

What Your State Spends on Your Health

 

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15. Connecticut
> 2015 state health spending: $2,235 per capita ($8.0 billion)
> State government spending, all programs: $8,603 per capita (10th highest)
> Population 65 and over: 16.1% (19th highest)
> Population with a disability: 11.2% (8th lowest)
> Population with health insurance: 95.1% (7th highest)

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14. Alaska
> 2015 state health spending: $2,285 per capita ($1.7 billion)
> State government spending, all programs: $17,614 per capita (the highest)
> Population 65 and over: 10.3% (the lowest)
> Population with a disability: 12.1% (18th lowest)
> Population with health insurance: 86.0% (2nd lowest)

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13. Rhode Island
> 2015 state health spending: $2,285 per capita ($2.4 billion)
> State government spending, all programs: $8,121 per capita (12th highest)
> Population 65 and over: 16.4% (14th highest)
> Population with a disability: 13.8% (20th highest)
> Population with health insurance: 95.7% (5th highest)

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12. Mississippi
> 2015 state health spending: $2,297 per capita ($6.9 billion)
> State government spending, all programs: $7,055 per capita (23rd highest)
> Population 65 and over: 15.0% (18th lowest)
> Population with a disability: 16.3% (5th highest)
> Population with health insurance: 88.2% (6th lowest)

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11. Iowa
> 2015 state health spending: $2,320 per capita ($7.2 billion)
> State government spending, all programs: $7,287 per capita (18th highest)
> Population 65 and over: 16.4% (14th highest)
> Population with a disability: 11.8% (15th lowest)
> Population with health insurance: 95.7% (5th highest)