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State Health Care Spending Rank

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 2013  +1yr +5yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State and
 North Dakota1.72%0.08%1.80%$54.42.1%0.7 more
 South Dakota1.90%0.22%2.13%$44.91.3%0.8 more
 New Hampshire2.11%0.04%2.16%$67.30.1%1.3 more
 Nevada1.93%0.71%2.64%$126.9-0.3%2.8 more
 Nebraska2.20%0.69%2.88%$107.22.6%1.9 more
 District of Columbia0.00%2.89%2.89%$111.8-0.4%0.6 more
 Illinois2.57%0.32%2.89%$720.5-0.7%12.9 more
 Maryland2.79%0.14%2.93%$337.4-0.1%5.9 more
 Texas2.25%0.72%2.98%$1,527.24.3%26.5 more
 Utah2.83%0.17%3.00%$134.92.9%2.9 more
 Colorado2.16%0.87%3.03%$288.82.1%5.3 more
 Virginia2.75%0.33%3.08%$451.9-0.2%8.3 more
 New Jersey2.93%0.15%3.09%$530.10.4%8.9 more
 Connecticut3.20%0.06%3.26%$242.4-0.4%3.6 more
 Delaware3.41%0.06%3.47%$61.4-1.2%0.9 more
 Washington2.64%0.95%3.59%$402.81.4%7.0 more
 Montana3.09%0.53%3.62%$43.21.2%1.0 more
 Georgia2.63%1.08%3.71%$450.91.6%10.0 more
 Massachusetts3.56%0.21%3.76%$438.6-0.6%6.7 more
 Arizona3.48%0.36%3.84%$271.10.1%6.6 more
 Wisconsin3.32%0.52%3.84%$281.50.7%5.7 more
 California2.59%1.27%3.86%$2,215.22.6%38.4 more
 Alaska3.05%0.84%3.89%$59.9-5.3%0.7 more
 Oregon3.44%0.55%3.99%$197.7-1.4%3.9 more
 All states combined3.12%0.88%3.99%$16,663.21.5%316.4 more
 Oklahoma3.43%0.62%4.05%$182.42.7%3.9 more
 Hawaii4.06%0.05%4.11%$74.00.8%1.4 more
 Florida3.15%1.05%4.20%$797.32.3%19.6 more
 Pennsylvania3.73%0.62%4.35%$645.41.2%12.8 more
 Minnesota3.34%1.02%4.36%$307.22.5%5.4 more
 Michigan3.31%1.06%4.37%$431.11.6%9.9 more
 Ohio3.66%0.71%4.37%$559.01.0%11.6 more
 Tennessee3.34%1.07%4.41%$289.31.1%6.5 more
 Kansas3.40%1.08%4.48%$142.8-0.8%2.9 more
 Idaho3.51%0.98%4.49%$61.12.5%1.6 more
 Rhode Island4.47%0.03%4.50%$52.80.6%1.1 more
 Indiana3.22%1.34%4.56%$310.72.2%6.6 more
 Kentucky4.18%0.51%4.70%$182.71.0%4.4 more
 Missouri3.83%0.90%4.73%$274.51.5%6.0 more
 Louisiana3.66%1.17%4.83%$238.3-2.6%4.6 more
 Wyoming2.21%2.65%4.86%$40.50.4%0.6 more
 Iowa3.77%1.34%5.11%$163.50.6%3.1 more
 Arkansas4.92%0.21%5.13%$116.72.6%3.0 more
 New York4.14%1.06%5.20%$1,335.10.2%19.7 more
 West Virginia4.80%0.43%5.23%$72.81.4%1.9 more
 North Carolina3.10%2.15%5.25%$454.51.3%9.8 more
 Vermont5.59%0.04%5.63%$28.6-0.4%0.6 more
 New Mexico5.54%0.33%5.87%$91.3-0.9%2.1 more
 Maine5.66%0.24%5.89%$53.3-0.8%1.3 more
 Alabama4.07%1.92%6.00%$191.60.8%4.8 more
 South Carolina4.32%2.39%6.72%$180.91.1%4.8 more
 Mississippi6.16%2.42%8.58%$103.3-0.5%3.0 more
Notes: estimated actual

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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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 Deficit and Outlay Actuals for FY16

On October 14, 2016, the US Treasury reported in its Monthly Treasury Statement (and xls) for September that the federal deficit for FY 2016 ending September 30 was $587 billion. Here are the numbers, including total receipts, total outlays, and deficit compared with the numbers projected in the FY 2017 federal budget published in February 2016:

Federal Finances
FY 2016 Outcomes
Receipts $3,336$3,267
Deficit$616$587 now shows the new numbers for total FY 2016 outlays and receipts on its Estimate vs. Actual page.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes ""Table 4: Receipts of the United States Government, September 2015 and Other Periods." This table of receipts by source is used for to post federal receipt actuals for FY 2016.

The Monthly Treasury Statement includes "Table 9. Summary of Receipts by Source, and Outlays by Function of the U.S. Government, September 2016 and Other Periods".   This table of outlays by function makes it possible for to estimate actual outlays by "subfunction" for FY 2016 by factoring budgeted amounts by the difference between budgeted and actual "function" amounts where actual outlays by subfunction cannot be gleaned from the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Final detailed FY 2016 numbers will not appear on until the FY 2018 federal budget is published in February 2017 with the actual outlays for FY 2016 in Historical Table 3.2--Outlays by Function and Subfunction.

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