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These 20 states spend the most, least on Medicaid — California No. 1 with $88B+ spent in 2016

MACPAC released its 2017 report on Medicaid for fiscal year 2016.

The report tracks both state and federal spending on Medicaid.

Here are the 10 states that spent the most on Medicaid through benefits and state program administration:

1. California: $88.69 billion
2. New York: $62.91 billion
3. Texas: $41.06 billion
4. Pennsylvania: $28.22 billion
5. Florida: $22.45 billion
6. Ohio: $22.38 billion
7. Illinois: $20.17 billion
8. Massachusetts: $17.86 billion
9. Michigan: $17.43 billion
10. New Jersey: $15.08 billion

Here are the 10 states that spent the least on Medicaid:

1. Wyoming: $637 million
2. South Dakota: $875 million
3. North Dakota: $1.30 billion
4. Montana: $1.44 billion
5. Idaho: $1.79 billion
6. Vermont: $1.76 billion
7. Alaska: $1.92 billion
8. Delaware: $2 billion
9. New Hampshire: $2.07 billion
10. Utah: $2.24 billion

Note: U.S. territories were excluded, although each territory is supported by the federal government.

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