The State Health Care Spending Project is an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. We help policymakers better understand how much states spend on health care, how this amount is changing over time, and how states can manage costs while improving health outcomes.
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WASHINGTON—State spending on prisoner health care increased from fiscal years 2007 to 2011, but it is trending downward from its peak in 2009, according to a new report from the State Health Care Spending Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The report, State Prison Health Care Spending: An Examination, analyzes four key... Read More
Per-inmate spending on prison health care grew by a median of 10% over 5 years, peaking in 37 states before 2011. Read More