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Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 192,895 $6.54M
Florida 38,149 $903K
Texas 27,488 $692K
Pennsylvania 21,835 $603K
Oklahoma 21,452 $559K
Ohio 17,652 $543K
New York 14,489 $453K
Illinois 13,916 $392K
Alabama 13,616 $300K
Tennessee 12,500 $294K
Indiana 9,625 $317K
Georgia 9,552 $231K
Kentucky 9,319 $224K
North Carolina 8,791 $239K
Michigan 8,445 $273K
New Jersey 7,734 $255K
Missouri 6,845 $178K
Mississippi 6,669 $143K
Arizona 6,597 $187K
Louisiana 6,572 $144K
Oregon 5,600 $158K
Arkansas 5,538 $131K
Virginia 5,081 $159K
Washington 4,910 $152K
Minnesota 4,249 $139K
South Carolina 3,963 $99.9K
Puerto Rico 3,558 $74.4K
Massachusetts 3,499 $121K
New Mexico 2,655 $79.4K
West Virginia 2,565 $61.7K
Kansas 2,476 $75.2K
Nevada 2,404 $58K
Utah 2,327 $66.8K
Maryland 2,060 $73.5K
Wisconsin 1,982 $65.2K
Colorado 1,903 $56.2K
Iowa 1,710 $54.4K
Idaho 1,649 $45.4K
North Dakota 1,639 $41.8K
Nebraska 1,450 $37.1K
Connecticut 1,326 $46.2K
South Dakota 1,284 $38.8K
Montana 1,202 $28.8K
Rhode Island 946 $27.3K
New Hampshire 613 $23K
Maine 580 $20K
Delaware 508 $13.1K
District of Columbia 407 $9,596
Wyoming 258 $5,281
Hawaii 251 $7,482
Alaska 166 $3,215
Vermont 123 $4,146
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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