Per capita personal healthcare spending by state of residence — 6 statistics

Here are six resident-based statistics on healthcare spending from 1991 to 2014, the most recent data published by CMS. 

1. Utah had the lowest amount of personal healthcare spending per capita in 2014, at $5,982. This spending was about 26 percent lower than the national average.

2. Alaska experienced the highest growth rate in per capita personal health spending from 2010 to 2014. In 2014, per capita spending in the state was $11,064, 38 percent higher than the national average.

3. When the data was analyzed by region, the levels of total per capita personal healthcare spending were highest in New England and the Mideast.

4. Total personal healthcare spending per capita was $6,814 in the Rocky Mountain region and $6,978 in the Southwest region.

5. Arizona's per capita personal healthcare spending grew 1.9 percent per year from 2010 to 2014, the lowest growth reported.

6. In 2014, when the coverage expansions under the ACA went into full effect, Oregon had the highest growth rate in per capita personal healthcare spending and New Hampshire had the lowest.

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