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Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 177,268 $6M
Florida 35,587 $843K
Texas 24,810 $649K
Pennsylvania 19,845 $563K
Ohio 16,301 $528K
Oklahoma 15,947 $414K
New York 12,959 $409K
Alabama 12,790 $293K
Illinois 12,417 $366K
Tennessee 11,934 $285K
Georgia 9,401 $224K
Indiana 9,061 $310K
Michigan 8,735 $294K
Kentucky 8,656 $216K
North Carolina 8,252 $227K
New Jersey 7,784 $264K
Louisiana 6,690 $143K
Missouri 6,302 $167K
Mississippi 6,093 $136K
Arizona 5,970 $175K
Oregon 5,347 $148K
Arkansas 4,753 $114K
Virginia 4,717 $145K
Washington 4,372 $142K
Minnesota 3,685 $130K
South Carolina 3,439 $92.3K
Massachusetts 3,180 $112K
Nevada 2,498 $64.4K
New Mexico 2,424 $68.9K
West Virginia 2,325 $57.7K
Kansas 2,237 $71.6K
Utah 2,067 $58.2K
Maryland 2,041 $76.6K
Wisconsin 1,845 $63.2K
Iowa 1,831 $62.1K
Colorado 1,756 $53.6K
North Dakota 1,379 $36.4K
Idaho 1,352 $39.3K
Connecticut 1,324 $51.7K
South Dakota 1,216 $37.8K
Nebraska 1,185 $32.5K
Montana 1,138 $25.9K
Rhode Island 788 $24.3K
New Hampshire 601 $21.3K
Maine 530 $20.1K
District of Columbia 458 $10.7K
Delaware 435 $11K
Hawaii 283 $8,194
Wyoming 263 $6,328
Alaska 220 $3,943
Vermont 73 $3,047
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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