07/16/2011 12:33 pm ET Updated Sep 14, 2011

Healthcare For The Poor: States That Spend The Most (And Least)

The federal and state governments spend approximately $5,296 a year on medical treatment for each poor and disabled person on Medicaid. Over 58 million Americans are enrolled in Medicaid. These average payments per patient swing widely from state to state, as does the federal government’s contribution to each state’s Medicaid fund.

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