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Compare States Health Care Spending

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

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Health Care
as percent GDP

Spending as percent of GSP
 Total Spending
 Pensions
 Health Care
 Education
 Welfare
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 Debt
 GSP Growth

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2015  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP

Health Care

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 Alabama4.07%1.55%5.62%$0.13.0%4.9 more
 Alaska2.89%0.81%3.70%$0.11.9%0.7 more
 Arizona3.10%0.32%3.42%$0.13.1%6.8 more
 Arkansas5.23%0.72%5.95%$0.13.5%3.0 more
 California1.77%1.33%3.11%$0.13.4%39.0 more
 Colorado2.10%0.73%2.83%$0.14.1%5.4 more
 Connecticut2.84%0.02%2.86%$0.13.0%3.6 more
 Delaware3.46%0.31%3.77%$0.13.2%0.9 more
 District of Columbia0.07%2.57%2.63%$0.12.5%0.7 more
 Florida2.95%1.06%4.01%$0.13.5%20.0 more
 Georgia2.49%1.12%3.61%$0.13.3%10.1 more
 Hawaii3.38%0.12%3.50%$0.13.3%1.4 more
 Idaho2.74%0.20%2.94%$0.14.2%1.6 more
 Illinois1.83%0.33%2.17%$0.13.0%12.9 more
 Indiana2.37%1.34%3.71%$0.13.4%6.6 more
 Iowa4.04%1.27%5.31%$0.13.7%3.1 more
 Kansas3.37%0.81%4.18%$0.13.3%2.9 more
 Kentucky4.06%0.64%4.70%$0.13.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana2.81%1.09%3.90%$0.13.1%4.7 more
 Maine5.43%0.24%5.67%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 Maryland2.90%0.32%3.23%$0.12.7%6.0 more
 Massachusetts3.22%0.34%3.56%$0.13.2%6.8 more
 Michigan3.12%1.00%4.12%$0.13.4%9.9 more
 Minnesota3.91%0.80%4.70%$0.13.7%5.5 more
 Mississippi5.39%2.63%8.01%$0.13.2%3.0 more
 Missouri4.09%0.74%4.82%$0.12.9%6.1 more
 Montana2.66%0.60%3.26%$0.13.8%1.0 more
 Nebraska2.02%0.78%2.80%$0.13.8%1.9 more
 Nevada1.85%0.65%2.50%$0.13.0%2.9 more
 New Hampshire1.51%0.03%1.54%$0.13.0%1.3 more
 New Jersey2.81%0.13%2.95%$0.13.1%9.0 more
 New Mexico4.53%0.43%4.96%$0.13.2%2.1 more
 New York3.67%0.98%4.65%$0.12.9%19.8 more
 North Carolina3.15%1.85%5.00%$0.13.5%10.1 more
 North Dakota1.59%0.13%1.71%$0.16.6%0.8 more
 Ohio3.48%0.65%4.13%$0.13.3%11.6 more
 Oklahoma3.53%0.75%4.28%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Oregon3.22%0.42%3.65%$0.13.6%4.0 more
 Pennsylvania3.20%0.61%3.81%$0.12.9%12.8 more
 Rhode Island3.66%0.13%3.79%$0.13.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina3.62%2.08%5.70%$0.13.1%4.9 more
 South Dakota1.58%0.22%1.80%$0.13.8%0.9 more
 Tennessee3.37%1.12%4.50%$0.13.0%6.6 more
 Texas2.24%0.73%2.97%$0.14.0%27.2 more
 All states combined2.82%0.82%3.64%$0.13.3%322.4 more
 Utah2.65%0.29%2.95%$0.14.1%3.0 more
 Vermont4.53%0.03%4.56%$0.13.4%0.6 more
 Virginia2.45%0.28%2.73%$0.12.7%8.4 more
 Washington2.49%0.97%3.46%$0.13.6%7.1 more
 West Virginia4.37%0.64%5.00%$0.14.6%1.8 more
 Wisconsin2.66%0.47%3.13%$0.13.3%5.8 more
 Wyoming1.86%2.49%4.35%$0.15.6%0.6 more
Notes: estimated guesstimated1 actual

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:
See 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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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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State and Local Finances Update for FY 2012

On December 11, 2014 usgovernmentspending.com updated the state and local spending and revenue for FY 2012 using the newly released Census Bureau State and Local Government Finances for FY 2012.  This includes state and local spending for the United States as a whole and individual states and the District of Columbia.

State and local spending and revenue for FY2012 are now actual historical spending as reported by the Census Bureau.  Previously state spending and revenue for FY2012 was actual and local spending and revenue was estimated.  The following table shows the difference between estimated and actual spending and revenue for FY2012:

FY 2012Estimated
$ billion
Actual
$ billion
Spending$1,657$1,647
Revenue$1,038$1,075

We have updated the "guesstimated" state and local finances for FY2013-19.

Also updated were state and local finances for 2009, 2010, and 2011 using newly released Census Bureau revised data.

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