Georgia was ranked 48th — third from the bottom nationally – beating out just Utah and Arizona – in a federal analysis of personal health care spending per capita
, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The report analyzed all spending, not just government budget expenses.
Georgia personal health care spending at $5,467 per capita in 2009 was well below the $6,815 national average. Ten-of-twelve southern states were below the national average. Alabama ($6,272) joined Georgia in the bottom ten states as did two of the most populous states — Texas ($5,924) and California ($6,238). Most New England states were above average.
Personal health care spending annual…