Health Care

Public health spending per Kansan is among the lowest in the country

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Kansas spends almost two-thirds less per person for public health than the national median.

It’s the fifth lowest in the country, with the state spending $12.40 per person each year.

Missouri and Nevada spent the least – $5.90 and $4.10 per person, respectively.

Kansas was one of six states that decreased its public health budget three or more years in a row.

This all comes from a public health report by Trust for America’s Health, a national nonpartisan nonprofit.

Gabriella Dunn: 316-268-6400, @gabriella_dunn