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States Rely On The Most (And Least) On Medicaid In 2020

Americans in Massachusetts rely most on Medicaid in the country, while Georgia’s residents rely on the least, according to a ranking from personal finance website WalletHub. See which other states rely most and least on Medicaid in 2020.

The study compared the 50 states across 12 metrics, ranging from total Medicaid spending per low-income population to adult care quality and children Medicaid eligibility level. Here’s what they discovered.

New York has the highest total Medicaid spending per low-income population, $13,335, which is 4.1 times higher than in Utah, the state with the lowest at $3,228.

Missouri has the highest total Medicaid spending as a share of the total state budget, 37.97 percent, which is 2.7 times higher than in Wyoming, the state with the lowest at 13.90 percent.

States with the Most and Least Medicaid Coverage, 2020

RankStateScoreSpending RankQuality RankEligibility & Enrollment Rank
1Massachusetts78.64212
2New York74.681219
3Vermont69.505413
4Rhode Island68.27766
5California67.8031715
6Connecticut67.488318
7Pennsylvania67.049517
8Washington64.441477
9Alaska64.0011188
10Oregon62.77151014
11Delaware61.6418820
12New Hampshire59.4661537
13New Jersey57.90133512
14Louisiana56.8726361
15West Virginia56.4044134
16Colorado55.8710503
17Maryland54.18122132
18Ohio54.08202524
19Montana53.6322445
20Kentucky53.5332329
21Illinois53.13212429
22Florida52.61281134
23Minnesota52.3942749
24Arizona52.19382610
25Iowa51.4329948
26Arkansas51.20392911
27North Dakota49.96164723
28Virginia49.67253130
29Nevada49.42353716
30Michigan48.92373021
31Hawaii48.75174622
32Tennessee48.58401239
33Indiana48.04234326
34New Mexico48.04314125
35Kansas48.00341642
36Mississippi46.96471431
37Texas46.46243346
38Missouri44.70273947
39North Carolina44.69412833
40Utah44.53452340
41South Carolina44.26491935
42Maine44.06194538
43Nebraska43.23332050
44Wisconsin43.12304236
45Oklahoma42.74482241
46Idaho41.46364828
47Alabama41.33503827
48South Dakota40.22433443
49Wyoming39.43424045
50Georgia31.20464944

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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