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Figure 4-1: Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments Per Person Below Poverty, Metropolitan Areas, 1999 (Text Description)

The figure is a graph showing the disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments made per person below the poverty level, by region of the Nation. In the Northeast, the DSH was highest in the New York metropolitan area, at nearly $290 per person. In Nassau-Suffolk and Newark, the DSH was between $200 and $250. In Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Jersey City, the DSH was between $150 and $200. In Bergen-Passaic and Boston, the DSH was between $100 and $150. In Providence and Worcester, the DSH was between $50 and $100. In Scranton and Allentown, the DSH was less than $50. In the South, Raleigh had the highest DSH, at roughly $450 per person, followed by Miami, at more than $360 per person, and Nashville, at roughly $270 per person. Knoxville, Memphis, and Richmond the DSH was between $200 and $250. In Greenville, the DSH was approximately $170. In Atlanta and Washington, DC, the DSH was between $100 and $150. In Little Rock and Fort Lauderdale, the DSH was between $50 and $100. In West Palm Beach and Baltimore, the DSH was less than $50. In the Midwest, Wichita and Chicago had a DSH between $150 and $200. In Minneapolis and Detroit, the DSH was between $100 and $150. In St. Louis and Kansas City, the DSH was between $50 and $100. Des Moines had the lowest DSH, at approximately $40 per person. In the West, San Jose had the highest DSH, roughly $235, followed by Oakland, at $200. In Los Angeles and Modesto, the DSH was between $150 and $200. In Fresno and Seattle, the DSH was between $100 and $150. In Las Vegas and Tucson, the DSH was between $50 and $100; and Phoenix had a DSH of about $50.

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