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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

StateState
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 North Dakota1.72%0.08%1.80%$54.442.1%0.7 more
 South Dakota1.90%0.23%2.13%$44.911.3%0.8 more
 New Hampshire2.11%0.04%2.16%$67.310.1%1.3 more
 Nevada1.93%0.69%2.62%$126.94-0.3%2.8 more
 Nebraska2.20%0.65%2.85%$107.192.6%1.9 more
 Illinois2.57%0.31%2.88%$720.50-0.7%12.9 more
 District of Columbia0.00%2.89%2.89%$111.82-0.4%0.6 more
 Colorado2.16%0.74%2.90%$288.812.1%5.3 more
 Maryland2.79%0.14%2.93%$337.42-0.1%5.9 more
 Texas2.25%0.71%2.96%$1,527.164.3%26.5 more
 Utah2.83%0.14%2.97%$134.922.9%2.9 more
 Virginia2.75%0.32%3.07%$451.88-0.2%8.3 more
 New Jersey2.93%0.15%3.09%$530.090.4%8.9 more
 Connecticut3.20%0.06%3.26%$242.42-0.4%3.6 more
 Delaware3.41%0.06%3.47%$61.42-1.2%0.9 more
 Washington2.64%0.89%3.53%$402.791.4%7.0 more
 Montana3.09%0.53%3.62%$43.221.2%1.0 more
 Georgia2.63%1.07%3.70%$450.931.6%10.0 more
 Massachusetts3.56%0.21%3.76%$438.64-0.6%6.7 more
 Wisconsin3.32%0.48%3.81%$281.550.7%5.7 more
 Arizona3.48%0.36%3.84%$271.070.1%6.6 more
 California2.59%1.28%3.87%$2,215.232.6%38.3 more
 Alaska3.05%0.85%3.90%$59.89-5.3%0.7 more
 All states combined3.12%0.85%3.97%$16,663.201.5%316.2 more
 Oregon3.44%0.54%3.99%$197.73-1.4%3.9 more
 Oklahoma3.43%0.65%4.08%$182.452.7%3.9 more
 Hawaii4.06%0.05%4.11%$74.010.8%1.4 more
 Kansas3.40%0.77%4.18%$142.77-0.8%2.9 more
 Florida3.15%1.04%4.18%$797.342.3%19.6 more
 Minnesota3.34%0.91%4.25%$307.222.5%5.4 more
 Pennsylvania3.73%0.59%4.33%$645.381.2%12.8 more
 Ohio3.66%0.68%4.34%$558.971.0%11.6 more
 Michigan3.31%1.11%4.41%$431.111.6%9.9 more
 Tennessee3.34%1.10%4.44%$289.271.1%6.5 more
 Rhode Island4.47%0.03%4.50%$52.810.6%1.1 more
 Indiana3.22%1.32%4.55%$310.672.2%6.6 more
 Missouri3.83%0.72%4.55%$274.541.5%6.0 more
 Idaho3.51%1.07%4.58%$61.112.5%1.6 more
 Kentucky4.18%0.50%4.68%$182.701.0%4.4 more
 Wyoming2.21%2.62%4.84%$40.460.4%0.6 more
 Louisiana3.70%1.17%4.87%$238.31-2.6%4.6 more
 Iowa3.77%1.20%4.97%$163.500.6%3.1 more
 Arkansas4.92%0.21%5.13%$116.652.6%3.0 more
 New York4.14%1.02%5.17%$1,335.060.2%19.7 more
 North Carolina3.10%2.16%5.26%$454.451.3%9.8 more
 West Virginia4.80%0.49%5.29%$72.761.4%1.9 more
 Vermont5.59%0.04%5.63%$28.61-0.4%0.6 more
 New Mexico5.54%0.34%5.88%$91.34-0.9%2.1 more
 Maine5.66%0.24%5.89%$53.30-0.8%1.3 more
 Alabama4.07%1.94%6.02%$191.610.8%4.8 more
 South Carolina4.32%2.31%6.63%$180.861.1%4.8 more
 Mississippi6.16%2.43%8.59%$103.27-0.5%3.0 more
Notes: actual estimated

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 2013:

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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