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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Medicaid Cost Per Person Served, 1998

Table 42
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 NEW YORK $8,961   27 Nevada $4,348
2 New Hampshire 8,493   28 Montana 4,267
3 Connecticut 7,828   29 Oklahoma 4,257
4 Massachusetts 6,870   30 Nebraska 4,250
5 New Jersey 6,856   31 Kentucky 4,185
6 Maine 6,807   32 North Carolina 4,172
7 Rhode Island 6,603   33 South Dakota 4,149
8 Minnesota 5,820   34 Idaho 4,100
9 Pennsylvania 5,808   35 South Carolina 4,083
10 North Dakota 5,718   36 Arizona 3,931
11 Wisconsin 5,457   37 West Virginia 3,876
12 Alaska 5,427   38 Virginia 3,740
13 Ohio 5,346   39 Oregon 3,652
14 Iowa 5,170   40 Florida 3,607
15 Maryland 5,094   41 Mississippi 3,600
16 Indiana 4,815   42 Arkansas 3,539
17 Colorado 4,799   43 Vermont 3,505
18 Missouri 4,689   44 Utah 3,431
19 Kansas 4,675   45 Hawaii 3,385
20 Wyoming 4,635   46 New Mexico 3,270
21 Louisiana 4,578   47 Georgia 3,147
22 Alabama 4,529   48 Washington 2,563
23 Michigan 4,494   49 California 2,386
24 Delaware 4,440   50 Tennessee 2,075
25 Illinois 4,435   U.S. average $4,307
26 Texas 4,419   N.Y.S. % above avg. 108%
Source: Health Care Financing Administration http://www.hcfa.gov/medicaid/mcaidsad.htm
Total spending on Medicaid in New York was $27.5 billion; reducing per-person costs to the U.S. average would save $14 billion.