Drug Testing Welfare Recipients
by julie.dupont on Apr 8, 2015 | Views: 79 | Score: 0
This data examines drug testing welfare recipients in the United States.
Money Spent on Drug Testing Welfare Recipients
A few states spend a significant amount of money on drug testing welfare recipients. Oklahoma and Missouri spend over 300k each.
Percentage of Welfare Applicants with Positive Drug Tests
Oklahoma has the highest amount of positive drug tests. Yet the number of positive tests, 297, seems low considering how much Oklahoma spends on the testing program. Which leads to the next graph...
Cost per Positive Drug Test
Oklahoma spends about $1300 for each positive drug test that the testing program yields. However, even more shocking is that Missouri spends over $7000 per positive drug test. One might argue that this money is better spent elsewhere.