Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

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

State and Local Government Spending on
Health and Hospitals Per Capita, 1997

Table 31
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 South Carolina $694   27 Nevada $370
2 Wyoming 686   28 Texas 367
3 Alabama 640   29 Ohio 351
4 Mississippi 628   30 Rhode Island 336
5 Louisiana 626   31 Missouri 325
6 North Carolina 600   32 Illinois 321
7 NEW YORK $572   33 Idaho 320
8 Washington 508   34 Virginia 314
9 Tennessee 506   35 Delaware 302
10 Iowa 504   36 Utah 300
11 Georgia 503   37 Montana 295
12 California 489   38 Pennsylvania 283
13 New Mexico 460   39 Colorado 280
14 Hawaii 430   40 Wisconsin 274
15 Nebraska 430   41 New Jersey 266
16 Michigan 429   42 West Virginia 264
17 Massachusetts 415   43 Maine 257
18 Connecticut 412   44 Kentucky 251
19 Alaska 410   45 Maryland 212
20 Kansas 403   46 Arizona 187
21 Minnesota 401   47 South Dakota 183
22 Florida 401   48 North Dakota 154
23 Oregon 400   49 New Hampshire 131
24 Oklahoma 386   50 Vermont 105
25 Indiana 382   U.S. total $412
26 Arkansas 370   N.Y.S. % above avg. $412
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data; calculations by The Public Policy Institute
http://www.census.gov/govs/www/cog.html
New York's ratio of hospital beds to population was 22% above average as of 1997.