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Texas' Low Spending on Public Health Gets More Attention After Ebola Cases

November 2, 2014
by VERONICA ZARAGOVIA
NPR Austin (KUT)

"If you look at per capita spending of state dollars, Texas is 33rd at $19.31 per capita," says Richard Hamburg, deputy director of the Trust for America's Health, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that focuses on disease prevention. "The per capita rates run from as low as $5.86 in Missouri to as high as $144.99 per capita in Hawaii."

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