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State Fact Sheets Demonstrate Medicare’s Impact on the Economy


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Older voters have identified Medicare as one of their top issues in the November elections, yet too many politicians fail to recognize the contributions Medicare makes to the economy and the health security of millions of Americans. Any candidates who fail to talk about how they would strengthen Medicare for future generations do so at their peril.

Medicare, which helped pay the health care costs of 56 million beneficiaries in 2017, is a critical part of the country’s economic infrastructure, investing about $710 billion in the national economy that year. The fact sheets below illustrate Medicare’s contribution to the economies of each state and the District of Columbia.

Medicare State Fact Sheets

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

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California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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