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Health Care Spending

Per capita health care spending is influenced by both the overall health of the population as well as the impact of reforms that are designed to slow the growth of health care spending. The health care spending estimate represents the total amount expended by all payers on health care goods and services for Minnesota residents, including individuals, businesses and state and federal payers. Total health care spending for Minnesota residents was $39.8 billion in 2012.

The rate of growth of per capita health care spending in Minnesota between 2011 and 2012 was 3.4 percent. While that represents an increase from previous years, it is lower than growth rates from 2005-2009 which ranged from 5.1 percent to 7 percent. and per capita spending in Minnesota continues to be below national averages.

This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.

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