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Keeping California healthy
Santa Maria Times

A federal analysis of state-by-state health-care spending in 2009 reveals a lot of interesting data about California, and there are a couple of ways the information can be interpreted. The federal report shows, for example, that California spends less per person on health care than all but eight states, which sounds, at first glance, to be cause for alarm. But one interpretation of the data also reveals that California is, by and large, a younger, healthier place, thus the lower level of spending on health care.