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Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 37,758 $1.17M
Florida 30,957 $867K
New York 23,369 $586K
Texas 23,172 $615K
Pennsylvania 21,671 $528K
Ohio 17,656 $474K
Illinois 15,979 $401K
North Carolina 15,704 $385K
Georgia 12,554 $292K
Missouri 11,423 $270K
Wisconsin 10,727 $286K
Tennessee 10,690 $247K
Massachusetts 10,675 $260K
Michigan 9,760 $296K
Virginia 9,663 $260K
Minnesota 9,229 $233K
Indiana 9,188 $239K
Washington 8,689 $239K
New Jersey 8,335 $236K
Iowa 8,234 $196K
Kentucky 7,965 $188K
Arkansas 7,662 $155K
Alabama 7,025 $143K
Louisiana 6,931 $166K
South Carolina 6,820 $161K
Oregon 6,666 $173K
Mississippi 6,506 $139K
Puerto Rico 6,418 $109K
Arizona 6,299 $183K
Oklahoma 5,567 $132K
Connecticut 5,049 $135K
Colorado 4,981 $149K
Kansas 4,911 $119K
Maryland 4,269 $132K
Nebraska 3,584 $84.9K
West Virginia 3,556 $82.6K
Idaho 2,296 $65.3K
New Mexico 2,283 $59.6K
Montana 2,281 $64.4K
Utah 2,132 $59.7K
Nevada 2,106 $61K
Hawaii 2,024 $85.1K
South Dakota 2,011 $55.4K
Rhode Island 1,794 $41.3K
Maine 1,792 $56.7K
North Dakota 1,545 $39.5K
New Hampshire 1,521 $39.8K
Vermont 1,405 $35.7K
Wyoming 1,212 $32.1K
Delaware 885 $31.7K
District of Columbia 575 $15.5K
Alaska 323 $8,711
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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