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Compare state and local health care spending for the 50 states against state growth and population.

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Comparison of State and Local Government Spending
in the United States
-5yr -1yr   Fiscal Year 2017  +1yr +4yr
Amounts in percent GDP

State State
Spending
Local
Spending
State and
Local
Spending
Gross
State
Product
Real
State
Growth
Popu-
lation
(mln)
 Alabama4.00%1.74%5.74%$219.52.4%4.9 more
 Alaska3.85%0.90%4.75%$51.31.6%0.7 more
 Arizona3.85%0.39%4.24%$311.82.1%7.0 more
 Arkansas5.86%0.17%6.02%$130.52.3%3.0 more
 California2.95%1.27%4.23%$2,702.33.3%39.5 more
 Colorado2.58%0.78%3.36%$337.63.1%5.6 more
 Connecticut2.88%0.08%2.96%$277.22.0%3.6 more
 Delaware3.64%0.60%4.23%$73.62.5%1.0 more
 District of Columbia0.06%2.55%2.61%$133.92.7%0.7 more
 Florida3.35%0.93%4.28%$969.52.9%21.0 more
 Georgia2.52%1.09%3.61%$541.32.7%10.4 more
 Hawaii4.88%0.12%5.01%$86.52.4%1.4 more
 Idaho3.32%0.95%4.27%$69.92.5%1.7 more
 Illinois2.14%0.35%2.50%$841.32.6%12.8 more
 Indiana2.61%1.64%4.25%$362.82.4%6.7 more
 Iowa4.03%1.20%5.23%$184.82.1%3.1 more
 Kansas4.12%0.76%4.88%$155.21.9%2.9 more
 Kentucky5.33%1.12%6.45%$209.02.2%4.4 more
 Louisiana4.37%1.48%5.85%$251.52.4%4.7 more
 Maine6.68%0.22%6.89%$60.51.9%1.3 more
 Maryland3.17%0.66%3.83%$392.92.3%6.0 more
 Massachusetts3.74%0.69%4.43%$517.82.5%6.8 more
 Michigan3.32%0.84%4.16%$505.92.3%9.9 more
 Minnesota3.76%0.80%4.56%$360.42.6%5.6 more
 Mississippi5.85%2.14%7.99%$113.72.1%3.0 more
 Missouri3.65%0.53%4.19%$315.92.3%6.1 more
 Montana3.21%0.52%3.73%$49.13.0%1.1 more
 Nebraska2.19%0.72%2.91%$122.12.5%1.9 more
 Nevada2.20%0.67%2.87%$154.82.8%3.0 more
 New Hampshire2.18%0.06%2.24%$77.92.1%1.3 more
 New Jersey3.03%0.12%3.14%$615.22.4%9.0 more
 New Mexico6.50%0.44%6.94%$94.02.1%2.1 more
 New York3.09%0.97%4.05%$1,557.62.3%19.7 more
 North Carolina2.32%1.88%4.20%$546.62.8%10.3 more
 North Dakota2.11%0.07%2.18%$54.51.1%0.8 more
 Ohio4.11%0.65%4.77%$653.02.4%11.6 more
 Oklahoma3.96%0.76%4.72%$180.42.3%3.9 more
 Oregon4.33%0.53%4.86%$237.13.3%4.2 more
 Pennsylvania4.02%0.55%4.57%$734.72.4%12.8 more
 Rhode Island4.56%0.49%5.05%$61.42.2%1.1 more
 South Carolina4.75%2.37%7.12%$216.42.5%5.0 more
 South Dakota1.87%0.26%2.13%$49.72.4%0.9 more
 Tennessee2.81%0.94%3.74%$342.02.5%6.7 more
 Texas2.46%0.90%3.35%$1,640.53.2%28.3 more
 All states combined3.24%0.85%4.09%$19,302.82.7%325.4 more
 Utah3.04%0.38%3.42%$160.03.0%3.1 more
 Vermont5.84%0.03%5.87%$32.41.9%0.6 more
 Virginia2.78%0.37%3.16%$517.72.3%8.5 more
 Washington3.11%0.87%3.98%$483.92.8%7.4 more
 West Virginia5.42%1.13%6.55%$76.31.8%1.8 more
 Wisconsin3.77%0.35%4.12%$331.32.4%5.8 more
 Wyoming2.22%2.24%4.46%$38.52.0%0.6 more
Notes: estimated guesstimated1

1. "Guesstimated" by projecting the latest change in reported number forward to future years. GSP deviation from national GDP growth cut by 40% per year.

Data Sources:
State GDP Information
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

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Data Sources for 2017:

GDP, GO: GDP, GO Sources
Federal: Fed. Budget: Hist. Tables 3.2, 5.1, 7.1
State and Local: State and Local Gov. Finances
'Guesstimated' by projecting the latest change in reported spending forward to future years

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The Feds Borrow More Than The "Deficit"

People naturally assume that the annual Deficit is the total that the Federal government borrows each year. Actually this is not so. The Deficit is simply the difference between Federal Outlays and Federal Receipts. Usually, the Feds borrow a lot more than the official Deficit.

Like below, in $ billion:

YearGross
Debt
Debt
Increase
Federal
Deficit
Other
Borrow
2000562924-236259
20057905551318232
20101352916531294359
20111476412351300-64
20121605112871087200
201316719669680-11
2014177951075485590
201518120326438-113
2016195371417587830

We have provided the difference between the Debt increase and the Deficit for each year under "Other Borrowings" on the Spending Details page. To Recap:

Other Borrowings = (Increase in Federal Debt) - (Official Deficit)

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