SacBee: California’s per capita spending on health care relatively low

California may have high housing, fuel and electric power prices, but Californians’ spending on health care is below the national average, according to a new data compilation by the Wall Street Journal.

California was spending $6,258 per resident on health care – doctors, hospitals, prescription drugs – in 2009, the latest year for which complete data were available, the Wall Street Journal study found.

That was about $600 less than the national average, with spending ranging from a high of $10,349 in Washington, D.C., to a low of $5,031 in Utah.

Overall, the data indicated that California was spending about $225 billion on health care from private and public funds in 2009, more than 10 percent of the state’s economy and the largest single sector of its economy.

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