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There is a wide and growing health care spending gap among states, a new report has found. Some states spend twice as much on health care per person as other states, the report said.

The study, conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine and published in the journal Health Affairs, looked at health care pending in all 50 states from 2015 to 2019.

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