California Collected $88B for Health, Education Programs in 2012
In 2012, California's local governments collected $88 billion in taxes and other payments for health care and education programs, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Sacramento Bee's "Capitol Alert" reports.
According to the report, California governments in 2012 collected about $412 billion overall in:
- Federal grants;
- Taxes; and
- Other payments.
Meanwhile, the state spent nearly $449 billion that year.
Details of Health-Related Finances
According to the data, local governments received $88 billion to support county-managed health and welfare programs, as well as education initiatives (Walters, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 9/22).
The data also show that California's state and local governments collected $17.5 million in revenue from hospitals, including about:
- $6.8 million collected by the state government; and
- $10.7 million collected by local governments.
Meanwhile, the data show that state and local governments spent about $13.2 on health-related efforts, including:
- $1.4 million spent by the state government; and
- $11.8 million spent by local governments.
State and local governments spent about $22.9 million on hospitals, including:
- $8,693,568 spent by the state government; and
- $14,181,979 spent by local governments.
Further, the state government spent about $1.4 million on workers' compensation (Census Bureau data, September 2015).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.