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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 70,771 $16.2M
Texas 67,180 $15.5M
Florida 61,623 $14.3M
New York 51,217 $10.4M
North Carolina 29,218 $6.45M
Georgia 29,035 $6.4M
Ohio 28,076 $6.25M
Tennessee 27,698 $6.1M
Pennsylvania 25,930 $5.95M
Missouri 25,619 $5.47M
New Jersey 24,701 $5.98M
Indiana 18,858 $4.18M
Louisiana 18,527 $4.02M
Illinois 18,142 $4.26M
Alabama 15,637 $3.44M
Michigan 15,537 $3.73M
Colorado 14,219 $3.21M
Arizona 13,959 $3.47M
Virginia 13,891 $3.14M
Minnesota 13,368 $3.09M
South Carolina 13,138 $2.84M
Connecticut 12,593 $2.97M
Oklahoma 12,234 $2.75M
Wisconsin 11,516 $2.58M
Arkansas 11,421 $2.47M
Mississippi 11,053 $2.37M
Maryland 11,006 $2.51M
Washington 10,620 $2.43M
Massachusetts 9,683 $2.15M
Kentucky 8,812 $1.87M
Kansas 7,818 $1.71M
Oregon 7,748 $1.78M
Iowa 6,924 $1.49M
Nebraska 5,562 $1.2M
West Virginia 5,350 $1.16M
Utah 4,904 $1.07M
Maine 4,877 $1.14M
Idaho 4,593 $1.03M
Nevada 4,149 $967K
New Mexico 3,313 $788K
New Hampshire 2,926 $670K
Delaware 2,671 $661K
Montana 2,461 $551K
Rhode Island 2,206 $471K
South Dakota 2,199 $479K
Vermont 2,074 $462K
Hawaii 1,915 $479K
North Dakota 1,480 $332K
Alaska 1,463 $345K
Wyoming 1,151 $253K
District of Columbia 794 $177K
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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