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Total Medicaid spending in the U.S. 2017 by state

Total Medicaid spending in the U.S. in FY 2017, by state (in billion U.S. dollars)

by Matej Mikulic, last edited Nov 13, 2018
Total Medicaid spending in the U.S. 2017 by state This statistic presents the total Medicaid spending in the United States in the federal fiscal year 2017, listed by state. In that fiscal year, Rhode Island's total Medicaid expenditure was approximately 2.64 billion U.S. dollars.
Medicaid spending in the U.S.

Medicaid spending varies widely between states. California expended approximately 83 billion U.S. dollars in 2017 while Wyoming spent some 0.6 billion U.S. dollars in the same year. Medicaid is a health program that targets families and individuals earning a low-income in the United States. Each state is able to determine the eligibility of individuals to enter the program. Children are among the largest group enrolled in Medicaid, however, almost 40 percent of Medicaid spending is targeted towards individuals that are disabled. About 28 percent of Medicaid expenditures are used for acute care and some 22 percent used for long-term care.

The establishment of the Affordable Care Act increased state and federal spending dedicated to Medicaid. In 1990, the federal government spent 40.9 billion U.S. dollars and the state government spent 31.3 billion U.S. dollars on Medicaid. Since then, federal and state spending increased to 371 billion U.S. dollars and 222 billion U.S. dollars, respectively, in 2017. Expenditures on this health insurance are expected to continue its trend, increasing to some 938 billion U.S. dollars by 2025. This is currently the largest health insurance program in the United States and covers almost 71 million citizens in the country.
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Total Medicaid spending in the U.S. in FY 2017, by state (in billion U.S. dollars)

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