A Wall Street Journal analysis recognized Utah as having the lowest per-capital health care spending, including among the lowest spending on prescription drugs. Data from the CMS show that the state averaged only $5,031 on health care spending per person back in 2009, compared with the $6,815 average across the nation in the same year. Per-capita spending on health care also was low in Arizona, Texas, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada and Georgia, while Massachusetts and Alaska had the highest.

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