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Compare state and local health care spending for the 50 states against state growth and population.

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2017  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 Alabama4.00%1.74%5.74%$219.542.4%4.9 more
 Alaska3.85%0.90%4.75%$51.261.6%0.7 more
 Arizona3.85%0.39%4.24%$311.812.1%7.0 more
 Arkansas5.86%0.17%6.02%$130.492.3%3.0 more
 California2.95%1.27%4.23%$2,702.333.3%39.5 more
 Colorado2.58%0.78%3.36%$337.613.1%5.6 more
 Connecticut2.88%0.08%2.96%$277.152.0%3.6 more
 Delaware3.64%0.60%4.23%$73.552.5%1.0 more
 District of Columbia0.06%2.55%2.61%$133.862.7%0.7 more
 Florida3.35%0.93%4.28%$969.472.9%21.0 more
 Georgia2.52%1.09%3.61%$541.282.7%10.4 more
 Hawaii4.88%0.12%5.01%$86.492.4%1.4 more
 Idaho3.32%0.95%4.27%$69.862.5%1.7 more
 Illinois2.14%0.35%2.50%$841.342.6%12.8 more
 Indiana2.61%1.64%4.25%$362.792.4%6.7 more
 Iowa4.03%1.20%5.23%$184.762.1%3.1 more
 Kansas4.12%0.76%4.88%$155.191.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky5.33%1.12%6.45%$208.952.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana4.37%1.48%5.85%$251.532.4%4.7 more
 Maine6.68%0.22%6.89%$60.541.9%1.3 more
 Maryland3.17%0.66%3.83%$392.892.3%6.0 more
 Massachusetts3.74%0.69%4.43%$517.752.5%6.8 more
 Michigan3.32%0.84%4.16%$505.872.3%9.9 more
 Minnesota3.76%0.80%4.56%$360.352.6%5.6 more
 Mississippi5.85%2.14%7.99%$113.732.1%3.0 more
 Missouri3.65%0.53%4.19%$315.872.3%6.1 more
 Montana3.21%0.52%3.73%$49.123.0%1.1 more
 Nebraska2.19%0.72%2.91%$122.112.5%1.9 more
 Nevada2.20%0.67%2.87%$154.772.8%3.0 more
 New Hampshire2.18%0.06%2.24%$77.852.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey3.03%0.12%3.14%$615.232.4%9.0 more
 New Mexico6.50%0.44%6.94%$94.002.1%2.1 more
 New York3.09%0.97%4.05%$1,557.582.3%19.7 more
 North Carolina2.32%1.88%4.20%$546.582.8%10.3 more
 North Dakota2.11%0.07%2.18%$54.511.1%0.8 more
 Ohio4.11%0.65%4.77%$652.972.4%11.6 more
 Oklahoma3.96%0.76%4.72%$180.362.3%3.9 more
 Oregon4.33%0.53%4.86%$237.053.3%4.2 more
 Pennsylvania4.02%0.55%4.57%$734.722.4%12.8 more
 Rhode Island4.56%0.49%5.05%$61.412.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina4.75%2.37%7.12%$216.402.5%5.0 more
 South Dakota1.87%0.26%2.13%$49.702.4%0.9 more
 Tennessee2.81%0.94%3.74%$341.992.5%6.7 more
 Texas2.46%0.90%3.35%$1,640.543.2%28.3 more
 All states combined3.24%0.85%4.09%$19,302.802.7%325.4 more
 Utah3.04%0.38%3.42%$160.023.0%3.1 more
 Vermont5.84%0.03%5.87%$32.411.9%0.6 more
 Virginia2.78%0.37%3.16%$517.732.3%8.5 more
 Washington3.11%0.87%3.98%$483.922.8%7.4 more
 West Virginia5.42%1.13%6.55%$76.281.8%1.8 more
 Wisconsin3.77%0.35%4.12%$331.342.4%5.8 more
 Wyoming2.22%2.24%4.46%$38.502.0%0.6 more
Notes: guesstimated1 estimated

1. "Guesstimated" by projecting the latest change in reported number forward to future years. GSP deviation from national GDP growth cut by 40% per year.

Data Sources:
State GDP Information
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

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Data Sources for 2017:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

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FY18 Budget Blueprint Released

On March 16, 2018 the Trump administration issued a Budget Blueprint outlining proposed changes to "discretionary" spending for Fiscal Year 2018. The following table shows the major changes to Budget Authority in excess of $2 billion per agency.

AgencyFY18 Change
in $ billion
Agriculture-4.7
Defense+52.4
Education-9.2
Health and
Human Services
-12.6
Homeland
Security
+2.8
HUD-6.2
Justice-4.0
Labor-2.5
State and Intl Aid-10.9
Veterans+4.4
EPA-2.6

Because usgovernmentspending spending data is based on Historical Table 3.2, it shows spending by function rather than by agency. Until Table 3.2 is published in the final version of the FY18 budget we cannot exactly predict how the Table 3.2 numbers will change at the subfunction level.

But we have applied the Budget Blueprint budget authority changes into the budgeted FY18 outlays by guessing the application of agency level changes to subfunction changes to give a rough feeling of what the Trump changes look like. You can check out what is going on here or here.

The numbers will change when the final FY18 federal budget numbers come out.

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