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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
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 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 2013  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

Health Care

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(million)
 North Dakota1.58%0.07%1.65%$0.19.7%0.7 more
 New Hampshire1.71%0.04%1.75%$0.10.9%1.3 more
 South Dakota1.88%0.20%2.08%$0.13.1%0.8 more
 Illinois1.99%0.37%2.36%$0.10.9%12.9 more
 Nebraska1.94%0.63%2.58%$0.13.0%1.9 more
 Nevada1.81%0.77%2.58%$0.11.0%2.8 more
 District of Columbia0.00%2.63%2.63%$0.1-0.5%0.6 more
 Utah2.48%0.20%2.68%$0.13.8%2.9 more
 Colorado2.04%0.68%2.72%$0.13.8%5.3 more
 New Jersey2.74%0.13%2.87%$0.11.1%8.9 more
 Maryland2.75%0.14%2.89%$0.10.0%5.9 more
 Connecticut2.84%0.05%2.89%$0.10.9%3.6 more
 Virginia2.65%0.26%2.91%$0.10.1%8.3 more
 Montana2.59%0.40%2.99%$0.13.0%1.0 more
 Texas2.31%0.75%3.06%$0.13.7%26.4 more
 California2.00%1.11%3.12%$0.12.0%38.3 more
 Indiana2.35%0.95%3.30%$0.12.1%6.6 more
 Delaware3.27%0.05%3.33%$0.11.6%0.9 more
 Alaska2.84%0.59%3.43%$0.1-2.5%0.7 more
 Arizona2.96%0.48%3.44%$0.11.1%6.6 more
 Washington2.57%0.90%3.47%$0.12.7%7.0 more
 Massachusetts3.20%0.39%3.59%$0.11.6%6.7 more
 Hawaii3.53%0.06%3.59%$0.11.9%1.4 more
 All states combined2.83%0.83%3.66%$0.11.9%316.9 more
 Oregon3.09%0.58%3.66%$0.12.7%3.9 more
 Louisiana2.93%0.82%3.75%$0.11.3%4.6 more
 Wisconsin3.30%0.51%3.81%$0.11.7%5.7 more
 Rhode Island3.80%0.02%3.82%$0.11.4%1.1 more
 Georgia2.47%1.44%3.91%$0.11.8%10.0 more
 Pennsylvania3.39%0.61%4.00%$0.10.7%12.8 more
 Oklahoma3.44%0.58%4.02%$0.14.2%3.9 more
 Wyoming1.88%2.17%4.05%$0.17.6%0.6 more
 Ohio3.45%0.66%4.10%$0.11.8%11.6 more
 Michigan3.08%1.02%4.10%$0.12.0%9.9 more
 Florida3.04%1.13%4.17%$0.12.2%19.6 more
 Kansas3.31%1.01%4.31%$0.11.9%2.9 more
 Idaho2.90%1.64%4.54%$0.14.1%1.6 more
 North Carolina3.02%1.54%4.55%$0.12.3%9.8 more
 Minnesota3.69%0.91%4.60%$0.12.8%5.4 more
 Vermont4.57%0.03%4.61%$0.11.9%0.6 more
 Kentucky4.12%0.49%4.62%$0.11.6%4.4 more
 Missouri3.96%0.70%4.66%$0.10.8%6.0 more
 Tennessee3.59%1.09%4.69%$0.10.8%6.5 more
 New York3.69%1.00%4.69%$0.10.7%19.7 more
 West Virginia4.55%0.48%5.03%$0.15.1%1.9 more
 Arkansas4.98%0.19%5.17%$0.12.4%3.0 more
 New Mexico4.95%0.31%5.25%$0.11.5%2.1 more
 Iowa3.86%1.39%5.26%$0.12.9%3.1 more
 Maine5.17%0.19%5.36%$0.10.9%1.3 more
 Alabama3.95%1.69%5.64%$0.10.8%4.8 more
 South Carolina4.83%2.16%6.98%$0.11.2%4.8 more
 Mississippi5.59%2.19%7.77%$0.11.6%3.0 more
Notes: actual 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:
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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Data Sources for 2013:

GDP, GO: See 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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Medicare/Social Security Trustee Reports Released

On July 28, 2014, the Center for Medicare Services released its annual Medicare Trustees Report, which projects Medicare spending out into the 2080s.  As in the past, the report shows that federal health-care programs will eat the budget.

UsGovernmentspending.com has updated its chart of the Medicare Outlook here based on data in the 2014 Medicare Trustees Report.  You can download the data and also view selected Medicare Trustee forecasts going back to 2005.

On July 28, 2014, the Social Security Administration released its annual OASDI Trustees Report, which projects Social Security spending out into the 2080s.  As in the past, the report shows that Social Security spending will max out at about 6 percent of GDP.

UsGovernmentspending.com is publishing for the first time a chart of the Social Security Outlook here based on data in the 2014 OASDI Trustees Report.  You can download the data and also view OASDI Trustee forecasts for 2005 and 1997.

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