States ranked by average annual healthcare spending growth

Nevada has the fastest growing rate of healthcare spending and California spends the most on healthcare overall, according to new data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The average growth data is from 1991 to 2020, while the total healthcare spending data is from 2020. Healthcare expenditures include all commercial and publicly funded services from hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and prescription drugs.

Expenditures that are not included are insurance program administration, research and construction costs.

States ranked by average annual healthcare spending growth:

Nevada: 7.7 percent

Total 2020 spending: $26.2 billion

Arizona: 7 percent

Total 2020 spending: $65 billion

Alaska: 6.9 percent

Total 2020 spending: $10 billion

Utah: 6.9 percent

Total 2020 spending: $24.4 billion

Idaho: 6.8 percent

Total 2020 spending: $65 billion

Delaware: 6.7 percent

Total 2020 spending: $12.8 billion

South Dakota: 6.7 percent

Total 2020 spending: $11.2 billion

Oregon: 6.6 percent

Total 2020 spending: $42.7 billion

North Carolina: 6.5 percent

Total 2020 spending: $94.5 billion

Wyoming: 6.5 percent

Total 2020 spending: $6.4 billion

Texas: 6.4 percent

Total 2020 spending: $246.8 billion

Vermont: 6.4 percent

Total 2020 spending: $8 billion

Colorado: 6.3 percent

Total 2020 spending: $49.9 billion

Montana: 6.3 percent

Total 2020 spending: $11 billion

New Hampshire: 6.3 percent

Total 2020 spending: $16.1 billion

Georgia: 6.2 percent

Total 2020 spending: $93.8

South Carolina: 6.2 percent

Total 2020 spending: $45.7 billion

Washington: 6.2 percent

Total 2020 spending: $71.3

Florida: 6 percent

Total 2020 spending: $214.4 billion

Nebraska: 6 percent

Total 2020 spending: $20.4 billion

New Mexico: 6 percent

Total 2020 spending: $18.8 billion

Virginia: 6 percent

Total 2020 spending: $79 billion

Kentucky: 5.8 percent

Total 2020 spending: $45.9 billion

Maine: 5.8 percent

Total 2020 spending: $16.3 billion

Minnesota: 5.8 percent

Total 2020 spending: $61.2 billion

North Dakota: 5.8 percent

Total 2020 spending: $8.6 billion

Tennessee: 5.8 percent

Total 2020 spending: $64.3 billion

Arkansas: 5.7 percent

Total 2020 spending: $28.3 billion

California: 5.7 percent

Total 2020 spending: $405.5 billion

Hawaii: 5.7 percent

Total 2020 spending: $14.5 billion

Indiana: 5.7 percent

Total 2020 spending: $71 billion

Mississippi: 5.7 percent

Total 2020 spending: $27.9 billion

Oklahoma: 5.7 percent

Total 2020 spending: $37.6 billion

Maryland: 5.6 percent

Total 2020 spending: $65.6 billion

West Virginia: 5.6 percent

Total 2020 spending: $22.8 billion

Missouri: 5.5 percent

Total 2020 spending: $61 billion

New York: 5.5 percent

Total 2020 spending: $270.8 billion

Massachusetts: 5.4 percent

Total 2020 spending: $91.8 billion

New Jersey: 5.4 percent

Total 2020 spending: $105.4 billion

Wisconsin: 5.4 percent

Total 2020 spending: $58.2 billion

Alabama: 5.3 percent

Total 2020 spending: $45.7 billion

Iowa: 5.2 percent

Total 2020 spending: $31 billion

Louisiana: 5.2 percent

Total 2020 spending: $48.9 billion

Kansas: 5.1 percent

Total 2020 spending: $27.4 billion

Ohio: 5.1 percent

Total 2020 spending: $122.5 billion

Rhode Island: 5.1 percent

Total 2020 spending: $12.4 billion

Connecticut: 5 percent

Total 2020 spending: $44.4 billion

Illinois: 5 percent

Total 2020 spending: $128.3 billion

Pennsylvania: 5 percent

Total 2020 spending: $148.3 billion

Michigan: 4.9 percent

Total 2020 spending: $98.6 billion

District of Columbia: 4.6 percent

Total 2020 spending: $10.3 billion


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